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Brucellosis

Collared

Collared

Jennifer Ramsey, an FWP veterinarian and Dillon FWP biologist Craig Fager work to collar one of the captured elk.

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Elk and cattle

Elk and cattle

A herd of elk congregates next to cattle being fed on private land in the Madison Valley. Trying to keep the animals separate, especially during their most infectious time in the spring, is a challenge for ranchers and wildlife managers.

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Calf elk

Calf elk

Elk birthing sites checked by FWP for brucella bacteria have mostly cultured negative. The bacteria can live about 14 days on the landscape in the spring.

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Helicopter ride

Helicopter ride

Fager moves in to unhook a cow elk captured as part of a series of operations across the state to assess the prevalence of brucellosis in elk.

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Elk testing

Elk testing

Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ laboratory supervisor Neil Anderson, at left, and FWP veterinarian Jennifer Ramsey hold a cow elk so samples can be taken as part of a state brucellosis surveillance program.

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Genetic data sheds new light on brucellosis in Montana

Genetic data sheds new light on brucellosis in Montana

Wyoming seems to be off the hook.

January 22, 2015 12:00 am Photos

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Wyoming feedgrounds

Wyoming feedgrounds

Elk gather on the National Elk Refuge near Jackson, Wyo. For many years Montana blamed Wyoming’s feedgrounds for spreading the disease brucellosis into the state, but recent analysis of the bacteria’s genome shows that is not true.

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Card test

Card test

This card test is performed in the field to determine if a captured elk has been exposed to brucellosis. Seroprevalence is the percentage of animals tested that have been exposed.

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Brucellosis agenda

Brucellosis agenda

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Brucellosis in elk topic of Saturday discussion

Brucellosis in elk topic of Saturday discussion

The transmission of brucellosis from elk to cattle in southwestern Montana will be the topic of a discussion at Montana State University in Bozeman on Saturday.

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Livestock disease brucellosis found in Carbon County

Livestock disease brucellosis found in Carbon County

State livestock officials reported Monday that they’ve found the disease brucellosis in another Montana cattle herd, marking the second case to be announced in less than two weeks.

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Many ideas floated for Yellowstone park bison

Many ideas floated for Yellowstone park bison

BOZEMAN — Gardiner resident Bonnie Lynn is bracing herself for another gut-wrenching bison hunt north of Yellowstone National Park.

December 14, 2014 12:55 pm Photos

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Furloughs, layoffs possible at Livestock Department; budget short $300K

Furloughs, layoffs possible at Livestock Department; budget short $300K

HELENA — The state Board of Livestock next week may be asked to lay off some staff members at the state Livestock Department and offer unpaid furloughs to others.

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Livestock disease found in Montana cow

Montana livestock officials say a cow from a Madison County cattle herd has tested positive for the disease brucellosis.

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Wildlife commission OKs elk brucellosis management plan

Wildlife commission OKs elk brucellosis management plan

A controversial plan to move forward with fencing out, hazing and killing elk in the Paradise Valley in an attempt to prevent the wildlife from transmitting disease to cattle was approved by the Montana’s Fish and Wildlife Commission on Thursday.

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Bighorn sheep back on wildlife commission's agenda

Bighorn sheep back on wildlife commission's agenda

Armed with information on the state's bighorn sheep transplant program, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is hoping to change the Fish and Wildlife Commission's mind about not agreeing to move 50 bighorns to South Dakota.

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Yellowstone bison to be transferred to Fort Peck

Yellowstone bison to be transferred to Fort Peck

Montana wildlife officials say a group of about 140 bison captured from Yellowstone National Park will be relocated to the Fort Peck Indian Reservation next week.

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State delays decision on controversial elk plan

State delays decision on controversial elk plan

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has delayed until November its commission’s consideration of a controversial 2015 elk-brucellosis management plan aimed at disease outbreaks in the Paradise Valley.

October 06, 2014 12:43 pm Photos

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