The Brucellosis Eradication Program in Texas
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The Texas Brucellosis Eradication Program was revised in 1980 to comply with the federal Uniform Methods and Rules UMR. The United States Department of Agriculture, Animal Plant Health Inspection Service USDA, APHIS developed the UMR to fulfill the desires of the U.S. Animal Health Association which is comprised of veterinarians, livestock industry members, and special interest groups. The Texas Animal Health Commission TAHC is responsible for implementing the eradication program objectives in Texas. The previous Texas Brucellosis Program was in effect for over 20 years but brucellosis was not eradicated, and the program resulted in skepticism, controversy, and revolt among livestock owners. A study of the revised Texas Brucellosis Eradication Program was performed. A questionnaire was submitted to owners of infected herds and organization members affected by brucellosis were interviewed. They are the cattle industry, regulatory officials and practicing and research veterinarians. The study results will assist the TAHC to determine if the new program objectives are being accomplished and if the support and confidence of the Texas livestock industry is being regenerated.
- Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine