Mexico City, March 17, 2022 — “I am pleased to share that after years of planning and development, we have launched a new five-year project in Baja California to vaccinate cattle against bovine tuberculosis.
“The project seeks to evaluate the efficiency of a new vaccine produced in the United States specifically for this project, in order to protect dairy cows. Bovine tuberculosis has adverse economic consequences for dairy producers, as the disease renders cattle less productive.
“This project will use an experimental design evaluating four herds, each one made up of between 1,000 and 1,500 heads of dairy cows in Baja California. Some cows will receive the vaccine and others a placebo.
“This is the first project of its kind and another great example of U.S.-Mexico partnership to make North America the most prosperous region. The initiative has funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and Veterinary Services (VS) working with Mexico’s Ministry of Agruculture and Rural Development (SADER), the National Service of Agro Food Safety (SENASICA), the National Producer of Veterinary Biological Products (PRONAVIBE), and Baja California state officials.”