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Wyoming: Tests find no more brucellosis

Wyoming state veterinarian Jim Logan Friday (Nov. 19) said testing has found no more cases of brucellosis in northern Wyoming, and officials will begin lifting the quarantine of nearly a dozen herds. The state tested more than 3,500 head in Park County after four infected cows were found in one 300-head herd last month. The herd and 11 nearby herds were quarantined while tests were conducted.

Logan said 11 herds will be removed from quarantine, but will have to test cows later that were too young to test now. The one herd with infected cows will stay in quarantine for about a year and undergo more testing to make sure the disease is no longer present. The four infected cows have been slaughtered.

Wyoming state veterinarian Jim Logan Friday (Nov. 19) said testing has found no more cases of brucellosis in northern Wyoming, and officials will begin lifting the quarantine of nearly a dozen herds. The state tested more than 3,500 head in Park County after four infected cows were found in one 300-head herd last month. The herd and 11 nearby herds were quarantined while tests were conducted.

Logan said 11 herds will be removed from quarantine, but will have to test cows later that were too young to test now. The one herd with infected cows will stay in quarantine for about a year and undergo more testing to make sure the disease is no longer present. The four infected cows have been slaughtered.

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