North Dakota beef herd positive with bovine TB
A North Dakota Beef herd is being tested positive for bovine tuberculosis, following the identification of a cow with a TB lesion at a Minnesota meat processing plant.
State veterinarian Dr. Susan Keller said the situation is still under investigation and complete results of the herd tests would only be known several weeks later.
Keller said that a suspect lesion on the animal was detected through routine inspection at a processing plant in Long Prairie, Minnesota, and that pathological tests at the National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa, confirmed the diagnosis of bovine TB. A trackback determined that the animal came from a livestock operation in southwestern North Dakota.