Thursday, February 15, 2018

TB detected in two Michigan cattle

Officials say bovine tuberculosis has been detected in a western Michigan cattle herd.

The state Department of Agriculture and Rural Development says two cattle that tested positive at a processing facility were traced to a farm in Ottawa County.

The department has established a three-mile surveillance area around the farm. All cattle in the area must undergo testing within six months.

Officials say the infected animals originated with a herd in Franklin County, Indiana, that tested positive for bovine TB in 2016.

The TB strain involved is not the one that’s been detected in deer.