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Montana Department of Livestock

State Officials Provide Update On Avian Influenza

Representatives from numerous state departments hosted a press call on Friday afternoon to provide  an update on the status of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in the state. Dr. Marty Zaluski from the Department of Livestock on how long infections may continue in Montana.

Montana Can Now Ship Meat Products Out Of State

Montana has finalized a Cooperative Interstate Shipment agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. Montana is only the tenth state in the nation where state-inspected meat and poultry processors can ship their products across state lines. The Montana Department of Livestock has been working with USD...

Risk of Feral Swine Remains High In Montana

Last month, the Montana Department of Livestock reminded residents to remain vigilant for feral swine entering the state. Fish Wildlife and Parks Special Projects Bureau coordinator Lauri Hanauska-Brown points out important things to keep in mind in the event of a swine sighting.

State Departments Warn Of Salmonella Cases From Live Poultry

The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services and Department of Livestock officials warn that Salmonella cases linked to live poultry are increasing. Salmonella infections aren’t only caused by eating contaminated food they can also come from contact with animals and animal environment including backyard poultry which has become a...