No Bovine Tuberculosis Found in NE Nebraska deer

No cases of bovine tuberculosis were found from the surveillance
of wild deer in northeast Nebraska last fall, according to the
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

There were 487 deer heads collected at checking stations in the
Missouri Unit during the November Firearm deer season, with three
sets of lymph nodes removed from each. Twelve lymph nodes found to
have suspicious lesions were examined histologically. All were
negative.

Pooled samples from these 487 deer were sent to the National
Veterinary Services Laboratory at Ames, Iowa, for culture. All
results from culture were negative.

In addition, 1,098 retropharyngeal lymph nodes were collected in
the Calamus East, Calamus West, Elkhorn, and Keya Paha units during
the November Firearm deer season. Fourteen lymph nodes, with
suspicious lesions, were examined histologically. All were
negative.

 

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