• Another Mass Animal Fatality With 200 Cows Dead In Wisconsin

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    January 31, 2016 /  Pets and Animal

    In yet another bulk animal die-off, 200 cows, deceased, were found on a Wisconsin farm. The National Wildlife Heath Center is examining the 200 deceased cows. These bulk die-offs, however, are likely not anything unusual.
    Farmer responsible for finding two hundred cows deceased in Wisconsin
    Friday was when a terrible discovery was made. This came from a Portage County dairy farmer. 200 cows were lying dead in his field of no clear cause. There were samples and carcasses taken in semi trucks in order to do tests. The farmer has not yet been identified, and wishes to remain anonymous at the moment. Stockton, Wis., newspapers are reporting the dairy cultivator and officials say that there is “no reason to think that whatever killed the cows could kill humans, too.”
    Mass cow die-off being examining
    There are several possibilities for what could have killed off the two hundred dairy cattle. Bovine virus diarrhea or infectious bovine rhinotracheitis are both good possibilities for the reason for the fatality. It could have also been brought on by pneumonia. Major animal “mortality events” are studied by the U.S. Geological Survey department called the National Wildlife Health Center. The NWHC has been in existence since the 1970’s. There will be months needed before the cow die-off in Wis., could be investigated.
    Animals dying lately in large groups
    The animal fatalities in bulk are not that unusual even though they have been in headlines from Romania to ID. The Associated Press accounts that about 163 “mass animal mortality events” are average for a year. There have been bulk die-offs much larger than the ones lately reported that simply did not make headlines. Most often, it’s trauma or disease at trigger for bulk animal die-offs, and sometimes the cause remains a mystery.
    Articles cited
    News One
    newsone.com/nation/news-one-staff/wisconsin-cows-are-the-latest-victims-in-recent-mass-animal-deaths/
    City Pages
    blogs.citypages.com/blotter/2011/01/200_cows_drop_d.php

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