- Dec 7, 2014 9:01 am
Hi All, we just returned from the Western Bison Association Meetings in Ogden, Utah. This is our favorite conference. The WBA is filled with people who genuinely care about the health, safety, and happiness of the buffalo in their herds. One of the biggest disease threats right now is an illness called mycoplasma bovis. As archaeologists, we can trace this bison disease back to about 17,000 years ago in North America to an ancient ancestor of modern bison, Bison priscus. So, it’s been around for a while. Unfortunately a vaccine for it has not. Just last year, the bison industry developed the first ever bison vaccine for this disease. Now if we could just get people to use it!
Also, just a reminder, only two days left to register for a chance to win a copy of PEOPLE OF THE MOON at Goodreads.com. Just go to Goodreads, do a search for the title, and below the image of the cover, you will see ENTER TO WIN. Good luck!