TOWN OF STOCKTON, Wis. — An investigation is under way after 200 dead cows were found in a field in the Town of Stockton. The Portage County sheriff’s office says the owner of the cattle has been working with a local veterinarian and it’s believed the animals died from the IBR/BVD virus. The virus can cause respiratory and reproductive problems.
WSAW reports samples from the dead cows have been sent to Madison for testing. Authorities say there is no threat to humans or other animals.
Investigators are working to determine what caused the death of 200 cows in Portage County last week…. The farm’s owner says he is working with a veterinarian to determine the exact cause of the animals’ illness, but suspects either infectious bovine rhinotracheitis, a common respiratory disease found in cattle, or Bovine Virus Diarrhea, or BVD. Meanwhile, the Portage County Humane Society is leading an investigation into the incident.
At COTO Report, we’ve been logging the mass animal kills: See Corexit? Phosgene gas? What Else? Now 30 mass kills around the globe.
Officials continue to deny the significance of these sudden mass deaths, blaming weather, fireworks and other ridiculous scapegoats. Even in this latest cow death report, officials are telling people they have nothing to worry about, but they don’t know to a scientific certainty what killed the cows. So, how can they say there’s nothing to worry about? ~Ed.