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ND board orders additional testing of Idaho cattle

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's state veterinarian says cattle imported into the state from Idaho will be subject to additional testing to prevent the introduction of brucellosis.

Dr. Susan Keller says the State Board of Animal Health has ordered the additional testing for all Idaho beef, dairy and rodeo cattle imported into North Dakota. She says the board took the action during its recent quarterly meeting.

Keller says that part of Yellowstone National Park is within the state of Idaho, and brucellosis continues to be reported in the park's bison and elk herds. She says the board made its decision after reviewing a summary of livestock movements inside and outside Idaho's designated surveillance area

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