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Rare disease outbreak in pronghorn near Gillette

 

March 19, 2020

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department, in collaboration with the Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory, is investigating a rare disease outbreak in pronghorn in northeast Wyoming. More than 50 animals have been found dead to date, north of Gillette beginning on Feb. 15.

The preliminary results identify Mycoplasma bovis as the pathogen causing the mortalities.

Mycoplasma bovis should not be confused with Mycobacterium bovis that causes tuberculosis in cattle. They are two unrelated bacteria that cause very different diseases.

Game and Fish is monitoring the situation, has dispatched field per...



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