#BrakesonBrucellosis-Brucellosis: Is a herd disease
Bovine brucellosis threatens the reproduction and production levels of livestock herds throughout South Africa. If one animal in your herd tests positive for brucellosis, the entire herd is considered infected and placed under quarantine. This is because the disease caused by the bacterium Brucella abortus, has a long incubation period. Animals that test negative for the first time can often test positive on the next round of tests.