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United States Department of Agriculture

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Caption for September 2013 Agricultural Research magazine article, "Overcoming Hurdles To Eradicate Tuberculosis in Cattle." Veterinary medical officers Ray Waters (left) and Mitch Palmer prepare to collect blood to be used in developing improved tests for tuberculosis in cattle. The USDA bovine tuberculosis eradication campaign began in 1917 and continues today. Tuberculin skin testing of cattle has been effective in reducing the incidence of tuberculosis in U.S. cattle, but more tools are needed for complete eradication.

Caption for May 2009 Agricultural Research magazine article, "Animal Studies Safeguard Food Supplies—and Human Health." Veterinary medical officers Ray Waters (left) and Mitch Palmer (right) prepare to collect blood to be used in developing improved tests for tuberculosis in cattle.

 

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