Tuberculosis Detected In Dairy Cow Headed To Slaughter

SAN BERNARDINO (AP) — State and federal officials say bovine tuberculosis has been detected in a dairy cow from a Southern California herd during a routine slaughterhouse inspection.

Officials with the California Department of Food and Agriculture and the USDA said Tuesday the cow was traced to a San Bernardino County dairy and other animals in the herd are being tested as well.

USDA spokesman Larry Hawkins says more cases have been detected in that herd but the disease poses no risk to humans or the milk supply.

Hawkins says cows that are found to have the disease will be killed and milk sold in California is pasteurized, which kills tuberculosis organisms.

He didn’t know how many animals tested positive for the disease.

The last known case of bovine tuberculosis in California was in 2009.

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  • Just some guy

    MMM…Yummy!Don’t need to worry about just mad cow or all the hormones.Now we get the cows that might have TB.And cant forget about the radiation that is in the milk.Gotta wonder which one will i get first,cancer or mad cow or TB.

  • Just wodering

    Livestock is having it as bad as we humans are. Next thing you know, the cows will be suffering from bird-flu.

  • me

    This is NOT amooooosing!

  • Latino4life

    Yea like your mother!!!!!!

  • Name

    @just some guy

    You dont have the facts and just propagating myths and fiction. All living things suffer from disease, whether or not we eat them, such as cows. We could raise zebras for meat and zebras would contract diseases

    I wouldn’t worry about the hormones they give cows, I’d be worried about the hormones already in the cows’ milk that are meant for the calfs!

    Also, the ‘radiation’ they use to pasteurize milk doesn’t stay in the milk.

    Educate yourself with credible sources. Start with looking up Louis Pasteur.

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