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Tuberculosis Treatment

Methods of treating the disease.

The course of treatment for humans with bovine TB takes 6 to 9 months, and the success rate following treatment is more than 95 percent.

In livestock, bovine TB can be controlled within an affected herd through regular testing and slaughter of any single animal that tests positive until the entire herd tests negative for this disease. However, because there is no method available to ensure that bovine TB has been eliminated from an affected herd, APHIS recommends herd depopulation.

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Department of Livestock
Animal Health Bureau
PO Box 202001
Helena, MT 59620-2001
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