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·         TB in cattle in Wheeler County leads to quarantine, investigation

… Dr. Alan Doster with the Nebraska Veterinary Diagnostic Center says the case seems to have originated from South Dakota…

 

·         Tuberculosis discovered in Nebraska cattle herd

Disease detected as part of investigation into infected herd in South Dakota.

 

 

TB in cattle in Wheeler County leads to quarantine, investigation

 

By Mike Loizzo, Nebraska Radio Network

December 28, 2017

 

Cattle in Wheeler County are under quarantine due to a confirmed case of tuberculosis.

 

Dr. Alan Doster with the Nebraska Veterinary Diagnostic Center says the case seems to have originated from South Dakota.

 

“We’re working with officials in South Dakota to determine exactly where this animal came from,” Doster tells Nebraska Radio Network. “Did it come from an indigenous source or did it come from, say, Mexico.”

 

Doster says TB in cattle in the state shows up ever few years.

 

“It can be fairly easily transmitted to other animals. It can be transmitted to man, transmitted to wildlife, such as deer, elk, dogs, cats. A variety of mammalian species can carry the organism and can shed it and disperse it further and further.”

 

He says containing it is important...

 

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Tuberculosis discovered in Nebraska cattle herd

Disease detected as part of investigation into infected herd in South Dakota.

 

Feedstuffs

Dec 28, 2017

 

According to Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) state veterinarian Dr. Dennis Hughes, NDA and U.S. Department of Agriculture veterinarians have discovered a cow testing positive for bovine tuberculosis (TB) in a beef cattle herd in Wheeler County, Neb.

 

The Nebraska herd was identified through an epidemiological investigation from an infected herd in South Dakota.

 

“Nebraska was contacted by the South Dakota Animal Industry Board earlier this year as they began to trace the movement of cattle into and out of their infected herd,” Hughes said. “We have been diligently working with our counterparts in South Dakota and the USDA to locate and test the cattle that were moved into Nebraska, and through that testing procedure, we discovered the TB-positive cow in Wheeler County.”

 

NDA and USDA are currently working together with the producer, who has been cooperating with both agencies. The herd is under quarantine...

 

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