Montana state vet confirms beef herd infected with bovine tuberculosis

Montana recorded its first confirmed case of bovine tuberculosis in more than 50 years in a beef herd in Blaine County, the state veterinarian confirmed.

Meat inspectors discovered a single cow with bovine TB at a processing plant in Minnesota. It was traced back to the Blaine County herd, Dr. Marty Zaluski, Montana Department of Livestock veterinarian, told the Center Square.

Bovine tuberculosis is a now-rare disease of cattle that was extensive in the 1920s and ‘30s, but after an expensive and diligent eradication campaign, few cases are found in the United States, he said.