Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will be sampling deer and elk for bovine tuberculosis (TB) while conducting CWD surveillance during the coming general big game season, according to a news release.
Bovine TB is primarily a disease of cattle but can occasionally affect many other species of mammals, including – but rarely –humans. The disease has not been detected in wildlife in Montana since the early 1990s.
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