Kansas does not find TB in dairy herd

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The test results are in. After testing more than 75,000 head of dairy cattle in the state, Kansas animal health officials say they have found no cases of bovine tuberculosis.

During testing 18 animals that initially tested positive to the skin test were slaughtered and underwent more thorough testing. And in all cases the results came back negative.   USDA purchased the animals that had to be slaughtered for further testing.

In addition, 150 to 200 animals had “weak positive” skin tests. They will be monitored and retested inJune.

Kansas officials undertook the precautionary testing program after learning that local producers had purchased dairy cattle from New Mexico and Arizona where TB has been found.

Kansas CityStar


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