News: Abbotsford (February 22, 1945)
Contact: Robert Lipprandt
----Source: The Tribune - Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wisconsin) Wednesday, February 22, 2012, page 2, column 3
Originally published in The Abbotsford Tribune, Thursday, February 22, 1945
Approximately 600,000 head of Wisconsin cattle will be tested for bovine tuberculosis during 1945 under the area test plan of the state and federal governments, the state department of agriculture reports.
Fifteen counties are scheduled for retest during the year, according to Dr. V. S. Larson, chief of the live-stock sanitation division, among which will be Marathon County.
In addition, cattle in infested herds in several other counties will also be retested during the year.
Bovine tuberculosis in the United States has been reduced to a point where all states are now modified accredited, with less than .5 of 1 percent of infection, Dr. Larson pointed out.
To continue the control of this disease, a program of periodic retests is being carried out jointly by the federal bureau of animal industry and the state department of agriculture. Counties are being retested every six years except where more than .2 of 1 percent of infection is found. In those counties a retest is made every third year.
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