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Bovine TB found in Michigan dairy herd

Bovine TB found in Michigan 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. 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. Jan. 3, 2013 Traverse City WPBN-WTOM TV 7&4