More Animal Die-Offs: 200 Cows Dead in Wisconsin

Farmer thinks a virus is probably involved
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 16, 2011 11:14 AM CST
A healthy steer eats hay Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009, at the Buffalo Livestock Market where about 60,000 cattle are auctioned each year in Buffalo, Mo.   (AP Photo/Kelley McCall)
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(Newser) – First it was birds, then fish, then more fish. Now, it's 200 cows lying dead in a Wisconsin field, reports the Rapid-Tribune. But this mass die-off might be a little less murky: The farmer reportedly told local officials he suspected the animals died of one of two viruses common to unvaccinated cattle. The animals are undergoing testing.

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