Yellowstone to create temporary bison quarantine facility


August 4, 2017

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park has decided to convert part of its bison capture facility into a temporary brucellosis quarantine facility after livestock and animal health officials resisted efforts to ship potentially disease-carrying bison across Montana to be quarantined.

Park Superintendent Dan Wenk said Thursday the park would bring a portion of the space up to federal and state standards to open a facility where animals could be certified as free of brucellosis, a disease that causes animals to abort calves, the Bozeman Daily Chronicle ( ) repor...

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