Helena, MT – More tests for brucellosis in Montana have turned up negative, and livestock officials say they're nearly done testing cattle that could have had contact with the disease.
Test results on 490 head of cattle show no further cases in Montana. The state will lose its coveted brucellosis-free status if another case of the disease is found. The first was detected in a Bridger, Montana, cattle herd last month.
A herd in Wyoming was also being tested because it shared a fence line with the Montana herd.