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Animal Diseases

Walsh hopeful livestock disease bill will pass

U.S. Sen. John Walsh said he’s optimistic the Senate will approve by year’s end a $5 million plan to study brucellosis and other livestock diseases.

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Tests show EHD to blame in nearly 400 whitetail deaths

Tests show EHD to blame in nearly 400 whitetail deaths

MISSOULA — Lab results received Monday show that recent whitetail deer deaths in the Missoula Valley are the result of epizootic hemorrhagic disease, according to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials.

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Guest opinion: Working group hammers out viable plan to separate cattle, elk

Guest opinion: Working group hammers out viable plan to separate cattle, elk

Months after the end of Montana’s 2012 hunting season, nine licensed hunters on a public late-hunt roster were offered the opportunity to harvest elk from private lands in southwestern Montana. Over the course of about three weeks in March, the hunters took eight antlerless elk from the Para…

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Animal disease zone could expand in Montana

Montana livestock officials on Wednesday proposed an expansion of an animal disease zone around Yellowstone National Park after finding elk that had been exposed to brucellosis.

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Montana cattle herd quarantined over disease

Montana livestock officials said Tuesday that a Park County cattle herd has been quarantined after six of the animals tested positive for the disease brucellosis.

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Deer-killing disease spreads west; deer deaths near Billings confirmed as EHD related

A deadly infectious disease that has targeted white-tailed deer continues to spread across Montana.

August 29, 2011 1:40 pmLoading…

Virus killing white-tailed deer in Eastern Montana

White-tailed deer are dying in Eastern Montana this summer from a virus carried by biting midges.

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No chronic wasting disease found in tested Montana wildlife

Chronic wasting disease was not found in the more than 1,300 deer, elk and moose tested during the 2010-2011 hunting season, according to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.

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Feds unveil plan to combat bat-killing fungus

WASHINGTON - The Interior Department launched a national plan Tuesday to combat a mysterious disease that has killed more than a million bats in the eastern and southern United States and is spreading west.

May 17, 2011 4:53 pmLoading…
12 of 100 elk in Ruby Valley test positive for exposure to brucellosis in initial tests

12 of 100 elk in Ruby Valley test positive for exposure to brucellosis in initial tests

Twelve of 100 cow elk captured in early February in the Ruby Valley have tested positive for exposure to brucellosis in an initial screening.

February 25, 2011 10:25 am Photos

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Another suspected brucellosis case in Park County

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Livestock Board is investigating another possible case of brucellosis in a cow from Park County.

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Study to track brucellosis in elk

Is the rise in brucellosis among elk related to their increasing concentration on private lands as they avoid hunters and predators?

December 05, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

UW dedicates addition to State Veterinary Lab

LARAMIE, Wyo.  — The University of Wyoming State Veterinary Lab now has more capability to research animal diseases thanks to a $25 million addition and remodeling.

November 22, 2010 3:15 pmLoading…

Montana livestock agency sets hearing for proposed brucellosis rule

The Montana Department of Livestock is holding public meetings next month on a proposed rule for a livestock disease surveillance area around Yellowstone National Park.

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Deer diagnosed with disease

Deer diagnosed with disease

White-tailed deer are notoriously flightly. So the fact that the 5x5 whitetail buck was walking in a circle rather than fleeing as Kelvin Johnson stood nearby was unusual.

September 26, 2010 12:15 amLoading…

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