The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) has confirmed a case of bovine tuberculosis (TB) in a dairy herd in Dane County. Wisconsin had been certified bovine TB free since 1980.
Meat inspectors identified a carcass with TB during a routine slaughter inspection and sent a sample to the National Veterinary Services Laboratory for testing. Once confirmed, the carcass was traced back to the Dane County farm, which was then immediately quarantined.
“We are working closely with the herd owner, USDA, Department of Health Services, area veterinarians, industry partners and other herd owners. We are taking aggressive measures to control and prevent the spread of the disease,” says Darlene Konkle, Wisconsin acting State Veterinarian.