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Associated Press, Published June 18 2013

Meeting planned to talk about bovine tuberculosis in ND

MANDAN, N.D. — North Dakota agriculture and animal health officials are holding a meeting with cattle producers, veterinarians and others to talk about bovine tuberculosis.

The state Board of Animal Health reported last week that a beef cow in a herd near the south-central North Dakota town of Solen had tested positive for bovine TB, a potentially fatal disease that spreads through inhaled bacteria.

The cow reportedly came from Texas and moved through a seller in South Dakota. Officials believe the disease has not spread, but the rest of the herd is being tested as a precaution.

The meeting is scheduled at 7 p.m. Tuesday at The Post, located two miles south of Mandan on Highway 1806.

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