The National Buffalo Foundation is proud to support efforts to conduct a one-time through TB testing and is excited to take the lead role in funding this research project. Our November 2011 survey to National Bison Association members promised to utilize the information gathered to guide the National Buffalo Foundation in funding future projects. This is a direct result of that promise.
TB TESTING RESEARCH
One-time through TB ranked in the top five research project suggestions. In reviewing those responses, the NBF board perceives this project as the one item in the top five that potentially could benefit all bison producers. And although it’s understood that a positive outcome will take years prior to implementation, we recognize that delays in the process will equally delay the reality.
Why is this project so important?
Animal trauma is the #2 leading cause of death loss in bison as reported at the 2012 International Bison Conference. Bison producers and those interested in bison conservation require tests that can diagnose both early and late tuberculosis infections in bison to reduce animal stress and handling in domestic bison as well as providing highly sensitive and specific tests for use in managing infected wild bison populations in Northern Canada.
This project has the potential to reduce trauma to the animal and stress on the handler. If this project is not funded, we will continue the status quo of continued death loss of animals requiring TB negative tests prior to transporting to another state or to an auction.
PLEASE CONSIDER A DONATION TO THE NATIONAL BUFFALO FOUNDATION TO SUPPORT THIS CRITICAL RESEARCH PROJECT. WE ARE A 501(c)3 ORGANIZATION SO YOUR DONATION IS TAX DEDUCTIBLE.
NBF Board of Directors
Gail Griffin (507) 452.8951 President
Amil Kleinert (812) 246.9911 Vice President
Bud Flocchini (775) 322.4073 Treasurer
John Flocchini (307) 939.1271 Secretary
Mike Duncan (303) 759.3303
Dick Gehring (620) 345-6526
Cecil Miskin (817) 992.8220
Board Member Rod Sather is not readily available by phone.
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