Volume 4, Number 21 - August 19, 2004
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Two more herds to be tested
Two more Daniel-area cattle herds will be bled for brucellosis testing this fall once the animals have returned to their home ranches, according to Wyoming State Veterinarian Dr. Jim Logan.
In an interview Monday, Logan said that sometime this fall, when time and personnel allow for it, the two herds that had fenceline contact with a herd originating in Teton County will be tested.
Several animals in the Teton County herd were found to have brucellosis and the entire herd was subsequently destroyed. Another Teton County herd, consisting of about 400 head, is currently under quarantine on public land grazing allotments and is also slated to be tested when they return from the range this fall as well.
Animal health officials are concentrating much of their efforts in testing cattle herds in Campbell County for the disease. With two animals from one herd testing positive, six ranches are under quarantine and going through testing.
Logan said Monday that more than 1,000 Campbell County cattle have tested clean so far, but animal health officials plan to test another 1,000 head.
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