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Bovine TB Outbreak

Bovine TB Outbreak

County Agent News
Dan Folske
March 27, 2017

Bovine TB Outbreak

The recent finding of Bovine Tuberculosis in a Harding County, South Dakota beef cow herd has many producers watching the news carefully and wondering what it might mean to them.  This outbreak comes on the heels of an outbreak in Alberta and Saskatchewan last fall. I both cases cull cows were found to be infected when slaughtered at infected plants. Because this is a reportable disease in both countries and both countries have good documentation and traceability of slaughter animals, officials in both Canada and South Dakota were able to quickly trace the animals back to the ranches from where they came and those herds were quickly quarantined. 

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