State’s bovine TB effort looks positive

State’s bovine TB effort looks positive

Custer County Chief

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) announced June 1, 2009, that a cow from a Rock County beef herd had tested positive for bovine tuberculosis.  A second cow from that herd later also tested positive for the disease. 

Since that time, NDA has been conducting an epidemiological investigation, which involves locating any cattle that may have been pastured next to the initial affected herd during the past two years, as well as tracing cattle movement into and out of that herd.

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