Minnesota Gains Split State Status Over TB

US - Bovine tuberculosis regulations have been ameded in a way which will effectively recognise Minnesota as a split state.
calendar icon 22 October 2008
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Prior to this interim rule, the U. S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) designated Minnesota as modified accredited. However, all of its affected herds are located in portions of four counties in the northwest corner of the state.

APHIS said that after a thorough review of the state’s application, including conducting a risk analysis, APHIS found that Minnesota meets the agency’s requirements for zone classification.

Therefore, APHIS says it is removing Minnesota from the list of modified accredited states, adding an area in the northwest corner to the list of modified accredited zones and adding the remainder of the state to the list of modified accredited advanced zones. This action reduces restrictions on the interstate movement of cattle and bison from areas of Minnesota other than the modified accredited zone in the northwest corner.

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