Bovine tuberculosis found in South Dakota cattle herd
Bovine tuberculosis has been confirmed in a South Dakota cattle herd for the first time in four years.
The state’s Animal Industry Board says an infected beef cow was first identified in January by meat inspectors at a Minnesota packing plant during routine inspection.
Records link the cow to a herd in Corson County, where additional animals were later found to be infected.
State veterinarian Dustin Oedekoven says bovine tuberculosis is not currently a threat to food safety or human health because of milk pasteurization and meat inspection programs.