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No bovine tuberculosis found in Nebraska wild deer

From the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

-- There were no cases of bovine tuberculosis found from the surveillance of wild deer in northeast Nebraska last fall, the Game and Parks Commission reports.

There were 487 deer heads collected at checking stations in the Missouri Unit during the November firearm deer season, with three sets of lymph nodes removed from each. Twelve lymph nodes found to have suspicious lesions were examined histologically. All were negative.

Pooled samples from the 487 deer were sent to the National Veterinary Services Laboratory at Ames, Iowa, for culture. All results from culture were negative.

In addition, 1,098 retropharyngeal lymph nodes were collected in the Calamus East, Calamus West, Elkhorn, and Keya Paha units during the November Firearm deer season. Fourteen lymph nodes, with suspicious lesions, were examined histologically. All were negative.

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