Sunday, April 14th, 2024

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Is latest bovine tuberculosis deer an isolated case in Michigan’s Benzie County?

A 4-year-old doe harvested in Benzie County, Mich., during the 2023 deer hunting season tested positive for bovine tuberculosis in what was the first bTB-positive wild deer from that county. (Stock photo courtesy of the Michigan DNR)

The discovery of a lone tuberculosis-infected deer in Benzie County is expected to have minimal effect on hunting in the northwestern portion of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.
Emily Sewell, who leads the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) response team to the discovery of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in the wild deer herd, said cooperation from hunters will be sought to help identify and control the disease.

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