Manitoba Tackles Tuberculosis Issue with New Coordinator

The threat of bovine tuberculosis from wild populations of animals in Manitoba’s Riding Mountain National Park area has weighed heavily on cattle producers in the region for some time. The region has seen a steady decline in cattle and ranchers in part due to this threat.

As a plan of attack, Manitoba recently announced the appointment of Dr. Allan Preston, the province’s former chief vet, to a leadership position to co-ordinate the eradication effort for the area.

Harry Siemens of SiemensSays.com recently interviewed Dr. Preston on the scale and scope of the tuberculosis problem in the Riding Mountain area, as well as his plans for eradicating the disease.

To hear Harry’s interview with Dr. Allan Preston and the full post, click here.

 

RealAgriculture News Team

A team effort of RealAgriculture's videographers and editorial staff to make sure that you have the latest in what is happening in agriculture.

Trending

Lost jobs, dead horses didn’t stop Liberals from killing program, court reveals

The potential loss of 23,000 jobs — mainly in rural Ontario — and demise of 20,000 racehorses was not enough to stop the Ontario Liberal government from ending the Slots at Racetracks program. This revelation emerged last week from court documents released as part of a civil suit brought by Ontario standardbred racehorse breeders against…Read more »

Related

Leave a Reply