Brucellosis: Beyond the Bang’s Tags

Author: Kristy

DECEMBER 24, 2013
By: University News Release

Bangs Tag









Orange Bangs tags are still important tools.

By: Russ Daly, extension veterinarian at SDSU Extension


I consider myself fortunate.

I’ve never seen brucellosis, nor have I been sick from it myself. The state I live and work in has been free of the disease in cattle for over a decade, longer for pigs. For my whole 23-year veterinary career, my direct experience with brucellosis can be illustrated by two objects – a bottle of brucellosis vaccine and an orange metal ear tag – objects used to vaccinate heifers against the disease.   READ MORE

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