Bison Management 04

Historic photograph of bison herd in an autumn prairie
Bison Herd

NPS Photo

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.

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Last updated: February 20, 2018

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Hot Springs, SD 57747

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