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North Dakota cow tests positive for bovine TB

Published on NewsOK Modified: June 13, 2013 at 6:48 am •  Published: June 13, 2013
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A beef cow in south central North Dakota that originated in Texas has tested positive for bovine tuberculosis in initial tests.

State animal health officials say the cow has been removed from the herd and killed. Results of additional testing are expected within two months. Officials say there is no immediate health risk to the general public.

North Dakota has been recognized by the federal government as being TB-free since 1976. A state must have at least two herds test positive for the disease within two years to lose that status.