Upcoming Event

Report Release Webinar: Revisiting Brucellosis in the Greater Yellowstone Area

Webinar
11:00 am Eastern - 12:00 pm Eastern
May 31, 2017

Location: Web

Report Release Webinar

Wednesday, May 31 at 11:00 am ET

Download the report for free below.




Watch the Report Release Webinar Recording Here


Revisiting Brucellosis in the Greater Yellowstone Area - Report Release from The National Academies on Vimeo.


An increase in brucellosis cases in the Greater Yellowstone Area has alarmed cattle and domestic bison producers and spurred new scientific analyses of the factors involved. Recent evidence indicates that elk are the main transmitters of the disease, and, thus, control efforts should focus on limiting transmission from elk to livestock.This report lays out various options that could be applied to control the disease and prevent its spread.

The report release briefing featured:

- A presentation by the Chair of the report's authoring committee
Terry F. McElwain, Regents Professor Emeritus, School for Global Animal Health, Washington State University

- A Q&A session with study committee members
Terry F. McElwain, Regents Professor Emeritus, School for Global Animal Health, Washington State University
Michael B. Coughenour, Senior Research Scientist, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University
Paul C. Cross, Research Scientist, U.S. Geological Survey
Dustin P. Oedekoven, State Veterinarian and Executive Secretary, South Dakota Animal Industry Board