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Tuberculosis Has Not Spread

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A sigh of relief from cattle ranchers in south central North Dakota. North Dakota state veterinarian Dr. Susan Keller says testing shows tuberculosis found in a beef cow in that area hasn't spread to other animals.

The animal was identified in May, as a result of an investigation in Texas. The disease was confirmed by National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, IA. An additional 33 suspect animals from the herd were also slaughtered as a normal precaution and are being tested.

Keller says once the three whole-herd tests are completed and if no additional bovine TB is found, the quarantine can be lifted.

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