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Eleven more cows may have bovine tuberculosis
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According to the Associated Press, eleven more cows at a Moses Lake dairy farm could have bovine tuberculosis.

The disease was first discovered back on January 8th when a cow at the same slaughterhouse tested positivie for the illness.

The State Agriculture Department says the newly suspected cows responded positive to a screening test for the disease. They have been removed from the herd for additional testing to determine whether they actually have the disease.

None of 1,350 cows in the herd can be moved while testing continues.

Milk from the dairy is safe, because it is pasteurized. No meat from the sick cows have entered the food chain.

This is the first bovine TB case seen in Washington cattle since 1988.

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