The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has completed testing for tuberculosis following identification of six infected animals on one Alberta operation last year.
"All premises with cattle have been tested and released from quarantine,” the CFIA says on its website today.
• 79 trace-out herds (herds that received animals from the infected herd) with approximately 15,000 animals.
• 71 trace-in herds (herds that sent animals to the infected herd) with approximately 15,000 animals.
A total of approximately 11,500 animals have been destroyed with compensation of $39 million paid to producers.
This includes animals that were ordered destroyed from the infected herd and co-mingled herds and animals that required post-mortem testing.
The producers whose herds were depopulated and have completed the cleaning and disinfection of their premises have restocked their herds.
Those producers have completed the first of two rounds of testing to verify that the restocked animals are free from bovine TB.
The second round of testing will take place in the fall of 2018. These herds are not under quarantine.