Cervid TB testing resumes at NVSL
According to administrators with the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, the National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) resumed testing cervids for bovine tuberculosis (TB) using the DPP test as of Friday, May 9.
Producers are asked to continue or resume sending serum samples for cervid TB testing to NVSL at this time.
Serum samples submitted over the last 3 weeks will be tested in the order that they were received and should be completed in approximately 2 weeks. New samples will be tested in order when the backlog has been cleared.
Questions about testing may be directed to Dr. Jeff Nelson, NVSL, at 515-337-7563 or Jeffrey.T.Nelson@aphis.usda.gov; questions about herd reaccreditation or movement may be directed to to Dr. Owen Henderson, VS Cervid Staff, at 970-494-7317 or Owen.L.Henderson@aphis.usda.gov.