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TB, Testing gearing up, TB November 9, 2012 Michiga

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Testing gearing up, TB November 9, 2012 Michigan, Cheboygan Daily Tribune
... Bovine tuberculosis testing will reach its peak season in the coming weeks...  TB is typically accompanied by visible cues, including yellowish-white nodules on the lungs and ribcage, this is not always the case. "Even if a deer's lungs and ribs appear fine, that doesn't mean the deer doesn't have TB ... About half of the deer with TB will have these nodules." ... Steve Schmitt, DNR lead wildlife veterinarian ...  "We had 17 deer test positive this year and they all came from the five-county core area."

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