A bacterial disease has been found in Ted Turner's 4, 600-head bison herd in Montana, the first time brucellosis has been discovered in a domestic herd in the state in more than two years.

The disease, which can cause pregnant bison, cattle and elk to abort their fetuses, was found in a seven-year-old cow about two weeks ago and is suspected in two other bison on Turner's Flying D Ranch, state veterinarian Marty Zaluski says.

The cow has been killed and the other two have been quarantined from the rest of the herd pending test results, he says. They also will be slaughtered after the testing is completed.

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