Bovine tuberculosis discovered in Nebraska
LINCOLN – According to Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) State Veterinarian Dr. Dennis Hughes, NDA and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) veterinarians have discovered a case of Bovine Tuberculosis (TB) in a cow that originated from a small herd of cattle in the Knox County, Nebraska, area.
NDA and USDA staff have begun an aggressive epidemiological investigation with the assistance of the producer to learn more about the circumstances surrounding the positive case. The herd has been quarantined, tested and has been found negative for TB. The epidemiological investigation includes working to determine the locations and disposition of any past herd mates.
“Our staff is committed to working as quickly as possible to determine the source of the infection and to minimize any potential spread of the disease,” said Hughes.
Further information on TB can be found at http://www.nda.nebraska.gov.
– Nebraska Department of Agriculture
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