Montana Cow Tests Positive for Brucellosis

A cow has tested positive for brucellosis, a serious livestock disease that had been declared nonexistent in U.S. cattle earlier this year, according to a published report.

BILLINGS, Mont. — A cow has tested positive for brucellosis, a serious livestock disease that had been declared nonexistent in U.S. cattle earlier this year, according to a published report. Although it can cause pregnant cows to abort their calves, transmission to humans is rare and consuming animals with the disease is not considered dangerous, state officials said. Montana ranchers now must undergo an expensive testing program before shipping cattle out of state and will have to inc

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