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Ag Briefs for 6-21-10

A herd in Southern Colorado tested positive for bovine tuberculosis (TB). A slaughter facility noticed internal lesions on a cow. This led to additional testing that resulted in more cows testing positive with the disease. TB is spread to cows and humans through the air. Meat from these animals did not enter the food chain. The milk is pasteurized, which kills the bacteria, so there is no public heatlh concern.

For additional information, please go to http://www.aphis.usda.gov/publications/animal_health/content/printable_version/faq_bovine_tb_.pdf. Livestock owners can contact the State Veterinarian’s Office at (303) 239-4161.

A herd in Southern Colorado tested positive for bovine tuberculosis (TB). A slaughter facility noticed internal lesions on a cow. This led to additional testing that resulted in more cows testing positive with the disease. TB is spread to cows and humans through the air. Meat from these animals did not enter the food chain. The milk is pasteurized, which kills the bacteria, so there is no public heatlh concern.

For additional information, please go to http://www.aphis.usda.gov/publications/animal_health/content/printable_version/faq_bovine_tb_.pdf. Livestock owners can contact the State Veterinarian’s Office at (303) 239-4161.

A herd in Southern Colorado tested positive for bovine tuberculosis (TB). A slaughter facility noticed internal lesions on a cow. This led to additional testing that resulted in more cows testing positive with the disease. TB is spread to cows and humans through the air. Meat from these animals did not enter the food chain. The milk is pasteurized, which kills the bacteria, so there is no public heatlh concern.

For additional information, please go to http://www.aphis.usda.gov/publications/animal_health/content/printable_version/faq_bovine_tb_.pdf. Livestock owners can contact the State Veterinarian’s Office at (303) 239-4161.