Cattle to be tested for brucellosis in E. Idaho
REXBURG, Idaho (AP) -- The Idaho State Department of Agriculture says it will be testing more cattle in Fremont County in eastern Idaho for brucellosis as it expands the Designated Surveillance Area for the disease.
Agency veterinarian Tom Williams tells the Standard Journal in a story published Friday that the surveillance area is expanding because cattle in Fremont County can come into contact with wildlife that can transmit brucellosis.
Brucellosis can cause pregnant animals to miscarry.
The surveillance area currently covers the eastern edge of Fremont County, eastern portions of Bonneville County, and all of Teton County.
Information from: Standard Journal, http://www.rexburgstandardjournal.com/