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FWP joins work on Blaine County bovine TB

Hunters encouraged to submit samples for wildlife surveillance in the area


Last updated 11/15/2021 at 12:30pm

From Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks

GLASGOW — To assist in monitoring bovine tuberculosis, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is looking to deer hunters in Blaine and Phillips counties for help.

In September, bovine tuberculosis was discovered in a herd of cattle in northern Blaine County and then later in Phillips County.

Bovine TB is a contagious disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium bovis and primarily affects cattle. The disease can be transmitted to nearly any mammal, including humans. The Montana Department of Livestock is the lead agency for the investigation into this...

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