Brucellosis Confirmed In Sublette Cattle Herd

Pinedale, WY – A second test has confirmed the presence of brucellosis in a Sublette county cattle herd. Wyoming State Veterinarian Jim Logan says the test verified the original results of 31 cows in the herd having the disease. However, Logan says it's important to note that the U-S-D-A's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service still hasn't officially designated this an "infected herd." He says once APHIS designates it as an infected herd, the clock starts ticking and Wyoming officials will have a very limited time to accomplish follow-up work including testing other herds that may have come into contact with the infected herd. Logan talked with State Veterinarians from around the country Tuesday and says a number of them are considering restrictions on Wyoming cattle once APHIS makes its designation.