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Public Meeting Notice: Montana Department of Livestock will Discuss Results of Brucellosis Surveillance in the Ruby Mountains on March 18, 2020


March 11, 2020

Helena, Mont. – The Montana Department of Livestock (DOL) will hold an informal public meeting in Twin Bridges on March 18th following the recent discovery of two brucellosis-exposed elk in the Ruby Mountains. 100 elk were sampled by Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks for brucellosis exposure as part of an ongoing surveillance to determine the incidence and distribution of the disease in wildlife. 43 of the captured animals were fitted with GPS collars to monitor their movements.

The capture occurred in the Ruby Mountains outside of the current boundary of Montana’s Designated Surveillanc...

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