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Brucellosis update
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
July 16, 2008

Wyoming State Veterinarian Dr. Walt Cook reports that the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has agreed to extend the deadline for testing contact cattle herds in Sublette County to October 31.

"This means that we have until October 31 to complete the testing with no risk to our status but that the affected herd must be depopulated by Aug. 29 or we lose free status," Cook said.

The Daniel cattlemen with the infected herd has now retained legal counsel and recently met with federal and state animal health officials to discuss his options.

Cook reported: "At this time the producer is planning to test out and not depopulate his herd."

Wyoming will be downgraded to Class A status should this herd be retained, but local cattle producers have been very vocal in supporting whatever decision this livestock producer makes in this case.

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