Cheboygan Co. Cattle Herd Tests Positive for Bovine Tuberculosis

A cattle herd in Cheboygan County tested positive for bovine tuberculosis.

The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development says it was caught during routine testing.

Bovine TB is a bacterial disease that can affect all mammals including humans.

The sickness can be deadly.

The state says it’s present in free-ranging white-tailed deer in some areas of Michigan and it can spread between deer and cattle.

This is the first recorded case for a cattle herd in Cheboygan County.

The disease was found in two deer there in 2010.