Montana Department Of Livestock Conducting Tuberculosis Investigations


April 18, 2019

Helena, Mont. - The Montana Department of Livestock (MDOL) is conducting cattle testing related to the diagnosis of bovine tuberculosis (TB) in animals during routine inspection conducted at out-of-state slaughter establishments.

These investigations, involving several states, stem from the detection of TB in a steer at slaughter in June of 2018, a second unrelated steer found in December of 2018, and a cow in March of 2019 (Editor’s note: According to the Dept. of Livestock, positive tests came from Treasure County – Hysham). The purpose of the traceback investigations is to determine...

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