Yankton Co. cow has infected bovine TB

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The South Dakota Animal Industry Board says a 3-year-old cow from a Yankton County herd has been infected with bovine tuberculosis.

State Veterinarian Dustin Oedekoven (OH'-dih-koh-ven) says the herd was quarantined for additional testing and all necessary precautions are being taken.

State and federal animal health officials are testing herds that had contact with the affected herd or with animals purchased from the herd.

The board says the positive test presents no food safety risk.

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