300 head of cattle, bison condemned over brucellosis threat

300 head of cattle, bison condemned over brucellosis threat

Great Falls Tribune Capitol Bureau

About 300 head of cattle, as well as another 300 bison, are to be slaughtered as the result of the detection of brucellosis in a herd near Bridger.

The state Board of Livestock, at an emergency meeting today, gave support for the recommendation by Jeanne Rankin, the assistant state veterinarian. It’s standard procedure to slaughter a cattle herd when brucellosis — a disease that causes pregnant cows to abort — is detected.

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