Tuberculosis Eradication in Cattle and Cervids

Comment on this policy

The AVMA encourages the USDA to continue to partner with state animal health officials, wildlife agencies, industry, academia, and other affiliated entities to control and eliminate tuberculosis (TB) in US cattle and cervids through appropriate surveillance, development and use of improved diagnostic testing methods, implementation of additional testing requirements for higher-risk classes of livestock, use of zoning for managing TB affected areas, and improved disease traceability to prevent and mitigate outbreaks. The AVMA also recommends appropriate funding, especially for indemnification.