|Posted by Ibrahim on September 11, 2010 at 9:04 AM|
In south west France a new case of bovine tuberculosis has been found. It is the third contaminated farm in this region.
The 500 animals on the farm will be culled on the short term, according to local veterinary services. The first case of bovine TB in Ariège, close to the Spanish border – was detected on August 24 during a routine control in the abattoir.
A few days later, a second case of the disease was found in the same area. A total of 110 cows have been culled on both farms.
Around 30 farms in the French department are under quarantine now. Tests at nine suspected farms appeared to be negative. On average, 30 cases of bovine TB are found in France.