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Texas discovers new cattle brucellosis infected herd




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February 8, 2011 | 3238 views | Post a comment

AUSTIN -- For the first time in more than five years, a cattle herd in Texas has been diagnosed with bovine brucellosis, also known as Bangs disease. According to a Jan. 28 press release from the Texas Animal Health Commission, officials said a small beef herd in Starr County has been determined to be infected. Brucellosis is a bacterial disease of cattle that can cause abortions, weak calves, and low milk production. Humans can also catch brucellosis (undulant fever), most commonly by consuming unpasteurized milk products, or handling contaminated birthing material when assisting with difficult calving situations in infected cows. . . .

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