Monday, 10 December, 2018

Hunters warned to lookout for bovine tuberculosis in wild deer

Wild deer in tall grass Michigan officials warn hunters of bovine tuberculosis in wild deer
Celia Hoffman | 10 October, 2018, 21:55

Heads up, hunting enthusiasts: The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is warning hunters in the state to be wary of bovine tuberculosis in deer, a disease that's transmissible to humans, WSMH-News reported.

Food contaminated by saliva from an infected animal with TB can spread the disease. This is the primary way that cattle and deer can infect one another, according to the DNR.

Bovine tuberculosis was recently confirmed in a large beef herd in Alcona County, the Michigan Department of Agriculture said in a release out this week.

Bovine TB in animals may occur in the lungs, but it may also occur in the intestines and other parts of the body. The herd, which is the 73rd cattle herd to be identified with bovine TB in MI since 1998, was discovered through routine surveillance testing. Hunters can visit this link to find a Deer Check Station, where bovine TB testing is available.

Affected animals may have yellow to tan, pea-sized nodules in the chest cavity or lungs. Hunters should submit any deer showing signs of the infection - like lesions in the rib cage - to the state DNR for testing.

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In the years since bovine tuberculosis was discovered in wild white-tailed deer in MI, much has been learned about this contagious disease.

According to the agency, bovine tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease that is caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium bovis.

Cattle in Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency and Oscoda counties must be tested before they are moved off the farm, which can help prevent the illness from spreading.

MI wildlife veterinarian Kelly Straka says MI is the only state in the nation that has bTB established in wild deer. "Preventing deer from having contact with cattle feed, feed storage or watering areas is crucial for farmers in this area of MI and a part of wildlife biosecurity programs being implemented".

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