Bovine TB found in Alpena County dairy herd

A dairy herd in Alpena County has tested positive for bovine Tuberculosis, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development says.

Routine bovine Tuberculosis surveillance testing confirmed the medium size dairty herd as "bovine TB positive."

Bovine TB is an infectuious bacterial disease that affects cattle and white-tailed deer in Michigan's northeastern Lower Peninsula.

A public information meeting will be held on January 10 at 7:00 pm at Wilson Township Hall.

Since the bovine TB eradication effort began, all of Michigan's 14,000 cattle farms have undergone TB testing. Since 1998, MDARD and the USDA have detected 55 TB positive cattle herds and four privately owned cervid operations in the northern section of Michigan's Lower Peninsula.

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