Sask. to use AgriRecovery for TB quarantine costs

Saskatchewan has signed an agreement with Ottawa to try to recover funds it spent to help producers affected by bovine tuberculosis quarantines. The AgriRecovery initiative was signed earlier this month after the province helped producers with the costs of keeping animals that should have gone to market. Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart had said in January […] Read more

Bovine tuberculosis poorly understood

Current Alberta case has required considerable detective work to find all infected animals and determine disease origin

HANNA, Alta. — Canadian cattle have been tuberculosis-free since 1985, which has reduced the level of understanding of the disease among producers. However, the discovery of a small number of cases on a southeastern Alberta ranch last fall sparked renewed interest in the disease. The cases resulted in the quarantine of 58 operations and condemnation […] Read more