Montana could escape hit from cattle infections
BILLINGS — Montana ranchers are not likely to face new sanctions on cattle exports following yet another round of suspected brucellosis infections, signaling an effective truce in the long-running debate over the animal disease, state officials and outside veterinarians said.
Tests are pending to confirm the suspected cattle infections, which officials said last week were found in a 150-head herd in southern Park County.
Brucellosis causes pregnant animals to prematurely abort their young and is blamed for weight loss and other problems in cattle. It largely has been eradicated nationwi...