Wood Bison Disease Management

Free-ranging wood bison in and around northern Alberta’s Wood Buffalo National Park are prone to infection from two cattle diseases: bovine tuberculosis and brucellosis.

Recognizing the health threat that this poses to domestic livestock and healthy wild bison living in the vicinity of Wood Buffalo National Park, the Ministries of Agriculture and Rural Development and Environment and Sustainable Resource Development have developed an approach for managing disease risk until a long-term solution can be applied to infected populations in and around Wood Buffalo National Park.

Related Information

  • Wildlife Diseases

    See this page for the following fact sheets:

    • Bovine Tuberculosis (Mycobacterium bovis) in Alberta
    • Brucellosis (Brucella spp) in Alberta

Alberta Health and Wellness

  • Brucellosis
    Information about brucellosis and human health.


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Updated: Jul 17, 2018