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Bovine TB confirmed in Colorado dairy herd

The Colorado Department of Agriculture confirmed that four cows in a southern Colorado dairy herd have tested positive for bovine tuberculosis. The ongoing investigation by the state and USDA began in March when internal lesions were discovered in a cow at slaughter. Subsequent tracing and testing led to the discovery of the additional positive cattle.

The state ag department in a statement said that meat from the infected animals did not enter the food chain. There is also no public health concern when consuming pasteurized milk, because pasteurization kills the bacteria with heat. Questions can be directed to the state veterinarian’s office, 303-239-4161.

The Colorado Department of Agriculture confirmed that four cows in a southern Colorado dairy herd have tested positive for bovine tuberculosis. The ongoing investigation by the state and USDA began in March when internal lesions were discovered in a cow at slaughter. Subsequent tracing and testing led to the discovery of the additional positive cattle.

The state ag department in a statement said that meat from the infected animals did not enter the food chain. There is also no public health concern when consuming pasteurized milk, because pasteurization kills the bacteria with heat. Questions can be directed to the state veterinarian’s office, 303-239-4161.


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