Mar 12, 2007
Last week, the New Mexico Board of Livestock stated that a case of bovine tuberculosis (TB) has been confirmed in an Eddy County dairy cow. That comes after another animal, related to an infected herd in Colorado, was also traced to a New Mexico operation. New Mexico Livestock Board officials are now busy tracing the history of the dairy cow to determine where the disease originated. The infection was discovered in February as a part of routine testing, known as slaughter surveillance, which is conducted at all state and federally inspected plants in the U.S., said state veterinarian Dave Fly.