WPR News
10:04 am
Fri October 29, 2004

Another Possible Teton County Brucellosis Case?

Gillette, WY – There could be another brucellosis case in Teton county where a single cow was found with the disease earlier this summer. Officials started testing neighboring cattle herds recently and preliminary results indicate two cows may have the disease. The animals were slaughtered to conduct more definitive testing, which should be complete in a couple of weeks. Former State Veterinarian Jim Logan still conducts brucellosis work for the state. Logan says if the preliminary results are confirmed as brucellosis infections, it starts the clock all over again for Wyoming to apply for brucellosis-free status. That state cannot have any cases for a full year before it can be considered brucellosis-free.