Concerns Rise After Two Deer Test Positive for Bovine Tuberculosis

Two areas in northern Michigan are tagged as potentially high risk for Bovine Tuberculosis.

The Michigan Department of Agriculture Resources says two free-range White-Tail Deer tested positive for Bovine TB – one in Presque Isle County and another in Montmorency County.

Cattle and bison farms in Presque Isle, Cheboygan and Otsego Counties within a 10-mile radius of where the Presque Isle County deer was found will be tested in the next six months — as well as those within a 10-mile radius around the Montmorency County deer.

Bovine TB is a bacterial disease that can be deadly for cattle, deer, and other animals.

Michigan has been testing cattle for bovine TB since 1995.