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Park County (MT) cattle herd quarantined for brucellosis concerns

A Park County (MT) cattle herd, located within the state’s Designated Surveillance Area (DSA), has been quarantined because of concerns about brucellosis.

Based on preliminary serology reports, six animals in a herd of 150 tested positive for the disease during change of ownership testing required by DSA rules, said Dr. Marty Zaluski, state veterinarian. Additional testing on the herd is underway.

The state lost its brucellosis Class Free status in 2008 after the disease was found twice in a two-year period. Because of the establishment of the DSA by the Montana Board of Livestock (MDOL) and a change in federal regulations, Montana is not at risk of losing its Brucellosis Class Free status.



The herd is the second in Montana currently quarantined for the disease. In 2010, a herd of domestic bison was quarantined after two animals tested positive for the disease; that herd is currently in the process of testing out of quarantine.

A Park County (MT) cattle herd, located within the state’s Designated Surveillance Area (DSA), has been quarantined because of concerns about brucellosis.



Based on preliminary serology reports, six animals in a herd of 150 tested positive for the disease during change of ownership testing required by DSA rules, said Dr. Marty Zaluski, state veterinarian. Additional testing on the herd is underway.

The state lost its brucellosis Class Free status in 2008 after the disease was found twice in a two-year period. Because of the establishment of the DSA by the Montana Board of Livestock (MDOL) and a change in federal regulations, Montana is not at risk of losing its Brucellosis Class Free status.

The herd is the second in Montana currently quarantined for the disease. In 2010, a herd of domestic bison was quarantined after two animals tested positive for the disease; that herd is currently in the process of testing out of quarantine.


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