Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Another Michigan herd has TB

A second herd in Michigan has two cattle that have tested positive for tuberculosis.

Cattle from this herd in Kalamazoo County had spent time on a farm in Ottawa County where tuberrculosis was found last week.

The original carriers of the illness came from Franklin County, Indiana, where two beef herds and a whitetail deer tested positive in 2016.

Michigan’s acting assistant state veterinarian Jarold Goodrich says officials will try to identify any other farms that may be affected.

A three-mile surveillance area has been established around the Kalamazoo County farm. Cattle in the area must be tested within six months.