Northern Ag Network
Northern Ag Network
Northern Broadcasting System    Northern News Network    Northern Sports Network
Search This Site...
Search This Site...
Brucellosis Infection Reported in Wyoming's Park County

Brucellosis Infection Reported in Wyoming's Park County

10/12/2018 5:09:00 AM/Categories: Popular Posts, General News, Today's Top 5, Livestock, Grains

Wyoming state veterinarian, Dr. Jim Logan, has been notified by the Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory and the National Veterinary Services Laboratory that there is a new case of Brucellosis in a cattle herd in Park County which is in the Wyoming Brucellosis Designated Surveillance Area. Serologic testing at both laboratories has shown reactor level results on three animals from one herd. Further testing including bacterial culture will be conducted to confirm serology results. 

Logan, and assistant state field veterinarian, Dr. Thach Winslow, are working with the owner of the infected cattle, and the owners of six contact herds, to determine risk levels and conduct an epidemiologic investigation. The herd with known Brucella-positive animals is under quarantine at this time and quarantines will be issued to contact herd owners as the investigation proceeds. Contact herd owners are currently under hold order movement restrictions and no sexually-intact cattle can be moved until the herd has been cleared by a complete risk assessment and appropriate brucellosis testing is conducted. 

Brucellosis is a bacterial disease that can cause cattle, elk, and bison to abort their pregnancies, typically late term. All of Wyoming’s brucellosis cases since 1988 have been determined to have been caused by transmission from infected wildlife to cattle or domestic bison. Wyoming’s last cases were found in late 2015 and the last affected herd was released in June of 2017. 

For more information, contact the Wyoming Livestock Board field office at 307-857-4140. 

Source: WY Livestock Board

Photo Courtesy: Big Horn Radio Network

Print
Tags:

Leave a comment

Name:
Email:
Comment:
Add comment

Name:
Email:
Subject:
Message:
x

Recent Ag News

OPINION: CSKT Negotiated Water Rights Compact – Good for Montana Agriculture

12/17/2018 8:29:00 AM
The success of Montana’s agriculture industry is dependent upon water and water right certainty. It is easily the single most important resource for people across Montana, which is why ratification of the negotiated Montana CSKT Water Compact is critical. >> Read More
Article rating: No rating

Excitement Surrounds Growing Consumer Demand for Pulses

12/17/2018 7:05:00 AM
Grocery shoppers may not realize, but some of their favorite foods are actually made from pulse crops grown in the Northern Plains and growing consumer demand for pulses has both some farmers and grocery stores excited. >> Read More
Article rating: No rating

ELD Waiver for Livestock Haulers in Place ‘Until Further Notice’

12/17/2018 5:00:00 AM
Drivers hauling livestock and insects can continue to run on paper logs — and without an electronic logging device — “until further notice,” the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said Thursday in an update on its website. >> Read More
Article rating: No rating

Montana Ag Leaders Praise Farm Bill Passage

12/13/2018 9:05:00 AM
America’s farmers and ranchers are about to get an early Christmas present-a new farm bill.  >> Read More
Article rating: No rating

MT Stockgrowers Host 134th Annual Convention in Billings

12/12/2018 8:42:00 PM
This week the Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA) is celebrating 134 years of serving the state’s ranchers at their Annual Convention & Trade Show. This year’s meetings at the Northern Hotel and DoubleTree Hotel in Billings will feature a trade show, educational workshops, and policy meetings. >> Read More
Article rating: No rating
RSS

Find Articles by Date

«December 2018»
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
2
589
10141516
181920212223
24252627282930
31123456