Bovine Tuberculosis detected in South Dakota beef herd for first time since 2017

March 24, 2021
Mike Tanner

PIERRE, SD. – For the first time since 2017, Bovine Tuberculosis has been confirmed in a South Dakota beef herd.

State Veterinarian Dr. Dustin Oedekoeven says an infected cow from a herd in Corson County was confirmed as having Bovine T-B during recent laboratory testing.

Oedekoeven’s office is working closely with the affected herd owner as well as other producers in the area.

He says necessary precautions are being taken to protect the health of South Dakota’s cattle industry.

Oedekoeven says Bovine T-B is not a threat to food safety in the United States, thanks to comprehensive meat inspection programs.