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Update on the bovine tuberculosis situation

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The number of bovine tuberculosis cases remains at six, but 44 premises and about 8,500 animals are still under quarantine.

Thirty sites have been released from quarantine including low-risk trace-out feedlot cattle, fenceline contact herds, and some trace-out herds (the bulk of trace-out herds have been identified and tested).

Preliminary laboratory testing of all current samples should be completed soon, but culture results will take significantly longer to complete.

To date, all culture results have been negative. Because of calving season, it is expected that the bulk of trace-in testing will occur in the fall of 2017.

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