Tuberculosis

Subcommittee on Tuberculosis

Reports to the Committee on Cattle and Bison (primary) as well as Farmed Cervidae and Sheep, Goats, and Camelids as appropriate.

The purpose of the Subommittee on Tuberculosis is to provide a forum for the identification, investigation, and evaluation of subjects and issues relating to the eradication of bovine tuberculosis from the animal populations of the United States and North America and to make recommendations and provide guidance through USAHA to industry, state, provincial and national governments for the initiation or modification of policies, procedures, guidelines or regulations as well as the identification and recommendation of diagnostic aids, test procedures, control measures and research needs to assure the successful eradication of bovine tuberculosis from North America.

Related Information

Draft of the Guidelines for Control of TB in Elephants, 2012 Revision -
Comments on the USAHA draft are sought by May 31, 2013 - Please send to  Janet.B.Payeur@aphis.usda.gov

Report of the Future of the National Tuberculosis Program - 2009

Draft Guidelines for the Control of Tuberculosis in Elephants - 2010 (revised)

Criteria for Evaluating Experimental Tuberculosis Test Performance for Official Test Status. Revised, 2008

Draft Guidelines for the Control of Tuberculosis in Elephants - 2008

2004 TB Strategic Plan

Presentations

2017

2016

2015

2014

Bovine Tuberculosis Scientific Advisory Committee:

2013

Reports

Resolutions

2014

Resolution 29: Approval of Lelystad Tuberculins for Use in the Bovigam® Assay

2013

Resolution 28: CLASSIFICATION OF CERVIDS FOR TUBERCULOSIS STATUS

Resolution 29: IMPROVING REPORTING AND TRACEABILITY OF TUBERCULOSIS (TB) SUSPECT LESIONS

Resolution 30: APPROVAL OF THE USE OF THE CHEMBIO DUAL PATH PLATFORM (DPP®) VETTB ASSAY FOR REPLACEMENT OF THE ELEPHANT TB STAT-PAK® ASSAY AS A PRESUMPTIVE OR SCREENING TEST FOR TUBERCULOSIS SURVEILLANCE IN CAPTIVE ELEPHANTS

Resolution 31: APPROVAL OF THE CERVIDTB STAT-PAK AND DUAL PATH PLATFORM AS OFFICAL TESTS FOR SIKA AND MULE DEER IN THE CERVID TUBERCULOSIS ERADICATION PROGRAM

2012

Resolution 8: SUPPORT FOR RESEARCH ON MYCOBACTERIAL DISEASES IN ANIMALS

Resolution 10: TUBERCULOSIS TESTING OF EXPORT CATTLE AND THE REQUIREMENT FOR A NEGATIVE CULTURE OF MYCOBACTERIUM BOVIS FROM HISTOPATHOLOGICALLY NEGATIVE TISSUES

2011

Resolution 13: A MULTI-STATE INITIATIVE FOR MYCOBACTERIAL DISEASES IN ANIMALS

Resolution 37: AMENDMENT TO TUBERCULOSIS UNIFORM METHODS AND RULES IN RELATION TO QUARANTINE RELEASE PROCEDURES FOR TB-INFECTED HERDS

Resolution 38: APPROVAL OF THE CERVIDTB STAT-PAK AS AN OFFICIAL TEST FOR THE CERVID TUBERCULOSIS ERADICATION PROGRAM

2010

Resolution 1: FUNDING FOR EVALUATION OF THE CHEMBIO ANTIBODY TEST AS AN OFFICIAL TUBERCULOSIS PROGRAM TEST FOR CERVIDS

Resolution 36: ELEPHANT TUBERCULOSIS GUIDELINES

Resolution 38: NATIONAL TUBERCULOSIS ERADICATION PROGRAM

2009

Resolution 22: NATIONAL BOVINE TUBERCULOSIS ERADICATION PROGRAM

Resolution 23: EXPEDITED APPROVAL OF NEW BOVINE TUBERCULOSIS ANTIBODY TESTS BY THE CENTER FOR VETERINARY BIOLOGICS

2008

Resolution 47: Fund Expanded Collection of Well-characterized Serum from Cattle and Cervids Routinely Tested for Tuberculosis in Cattle and Cervids to Enhance Bovine Tuberculosis Eradication Program

Resolution 48: Change in How Test and Removal Herds Affects the Calculation of the Number of Tuberculosis Affected Herds with Respect to Determining State/Zone Status

Resolution 49: Elephant Tuberculosis Guidelines

Resolution 50: Restricting Imported Feeder Cattle

2007

Resolution 25: Tuberculosis Test Requirement for Rodeo/Event Cattle

Resolution 26: Collection of Serum from Cervids Routinely Tested by the Sincle Cervical Test for Evaluation of the Rapid Test for Tuberculosis in Cervids

Resolution 27: Designation of Tuberculosis Serological Tests for Provisional Status

Resolution 28: Minimum Export Rules for Goats and Swine

2006

Resolution 21: Collection of Serum from Cervids Routinely Tested by the Single Cervical Test for Evaluation of the Rapid Test for Tuberculosis (TB) in Cervids

Resolution 22: Official Identification of Dairy Animals in Interstate Commerce with International Standards Organization Approved Radio Frequency Identification

2005

Resolution 34: Possible Reduction of Federal Tuberculosis Indemnity Monies if Herd Owners Fail to Follow Individual Herd Plans Designed to Prevent Re-Infection

Resolution 35: Restricting Feeder Cattle From Higher-Risk Tuberculosis Areas in Mexico

Resolution 36: Modification of the Interstate Movement Requirements in 9 CFR, Chapter 1, Part 77 and in the January 2005 Bovine Tuberculosis Eradication Uniform Methods and Rules to Require a Negative Test on Intact Dairy Cattle Over 6 Months of Age

2004

Resolution 24: Strategic Plan for the Eradication of Bovine Tuberculosis

Attachment to Resolution 24: The Comprehensive Strategic Plan for the Eradication of Bovine Tuberculosis - May 2004