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Wyoming: Brucellosis confirmed in northern cattle herd

Tests have confirmed an earlier finding of brucellosis in a single cattle herd in northern Wyoming’s Park County, but so far there is no indication the disease has spread to surrounding herds, state veterinarian Jim Logan said Wednesday, Nov. 10. A dozen herds have been quarantined in Park County since Oct. 26 after initial testing detected brucellosis in several cows. So far about 1,800 cows have been tested with about 1,700 scheduled to be tested.

While four cows from the herd with the disease have been slaughtered, the rest of the herd will be in quarantine for about a year, Logan said. These cattle will have to go through a series of tests before they can be released from quarantine. The surrounding herds will be released from quarantine sooner, as long as no more cases are found, Logan said. He also said he doesn’t expect Wyoming to lose its brucellosis-free status over this incident.

Tests have confirmed an earlier finding of brucellosis in a single cattle herd in northern Wyoming’s Park County, but so far there is no indication the disease has spread to surrounding herds, state veterinarian Jim Logan said Wednesday, Nov. 10. A dozen herds have been quarantined in Park County since Oct. 26 after initial testing detected brucellosis in several cows. So far about 1,800 cows have been tested with about 1,700 scheduled to be tested.

While four cows from the herd with the disease have been slaughtered, the rest of the herd will be in quarantine for about a year, Logan said. These cattle will have to go through a series of tests before they can be released from quarantine. The surrounding herds will be released from quarantine sooner, as long as no more cases are found, Logan said. He also said he doesn’t expect Wyoming to lose its brucellosis-free status over this incident.

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