Bison Management 04
No additional testing for brucellosis was conducted on the herd until 1960 when 75% of 52 bison tested were found to be reactors or suspect. This lead to the initiation of the second brucellosis eradication and vaccination programs in 1964. Despite these efforts, the State of South Dakota placed the herd under quarantine in 1982.
Did You Know?
Elk were the most widely distributed member of the deer family in North America and spread from the Atlantic to the Pacific, from Mexico to northern Alberta. Elk began to disappear in the eastern United States in the early 1800s. More...