Wildlife Disease and Zoonotics
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These Uniform Methods and Rules (UMR) are the minimum standards adopted and approved by the Deputy Administrator, Veterinary Services (VS), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), on January 21, 1999. They were established for the maintenance of tuberculosis-free accredited herds of cattle, captive cervids, bison, and goats, and the maintenance of State status in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s tuberculosis eradication program.
These minimum standards do not preclude the adoption of more stringent standards by any State, status zone within a State, or region containing multiple States.
Published by the USDA.