LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Officials say a small herd of cattle in northern Michigan has been infected with bovine tuberculosis. This is part of an area on the northern lower peninsula where the deadly disease is commonly found in Whitetail Deer. It is believed that contact with deer is a common means of transmitting the disease to cattle.
The infection was detected by routine examination. It was the 74th cattle herd that had been diagnosed since 1998.
A study is planned to identify and test other herds that were associated with the infected animal.