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.