Apocowlypse: 200 Cows Dropped Dead

First it was the birds, then some fish. Now, 200 dead cows turned up last week in Illinois. Is the Apocowlypse coming?

The 200 dead cattle were discovered on a farm field on 4th Street in Amherst. Sunday, the bodies were taken out in semi-loads to be disposed of.

The farm's veterinarian says preliminary results show the animals died of acute interstitial pneumonia, also known as AIP. Samples from the dead animals were sent to Madison for testing.

The vet says the steers began to die early last week, with the last dying Saturday. The animals started showing symptoms of illness and then died within 12 hours. The vet says animals didn't respond to treatment.

The experts claimed it was Acute Interstitial Pneumonia, but we all know that it's just code word for military death ray.

Link - via Huffington Post


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r: You're thinking of feedlot beef cattle. Dairy cattle are not kept that way; they would not produce milk if they were.

I will say that the farms I've worked around in Portage county do have quite a few problems- not so much with the treatment of the cows or overcrowding, but with latent disease shedding. There was also a farm in that area that came down with brucellosis a few years back. Hope this stuff gets figured out.
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