State Veterinarians Discuss 'Event of Significance'


October 20, 2021

Assistant State Veterinarian Dr. Tahnee Szymanski and State Veterinarian Dr. Marty Zaluski shared information about bovine tuberculosis findings in Blaine County and next steps producers may need to take.

On Thursday, October 14, the Montana Department of Livestock held a public meeting in the Commercial Building at the Blaine County Fairgrounds. To a crowd of approximately 100 people, State Veterinarian, Dr. Marty Zaluski and Assistant State Veterinarian Dr. Tahnee Szymanski shared extensive information about bovine tuberculosis, the investigation to date, upcoming epidemiologically linked herd testing, and subsequent wildlife surveillance.

Calling the discovery "an event of significance," Zaluski confirmed that this is the first case of bovine tuberculosis (TB) in decades in Montana. Altho...

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