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Originally posted by TheBlueAlien
It sounds like a pyramid scam
Originally posted by christine76
Originally posted by muzzleflash
It's a interesting story thats for sure.
But I have to nitpick here about something sorry.
I grew up in Texas so I can't help it.
The Plural form of "Cow" is "Cattle".
"Cows" is a bad bad word. It makes us sad.
I nearly blew wine out of my nose on that one!!!! For real!! Ok, people, and fellow skeptics, overthinkers, and the likes - this is really not all that uncommon. It does happen. Herds of cattle can die off from red nose, fever, and a host of other sickness'. This story is peaking interest because of the other recent birds dying and the fish kills. Seriously though, let's think rationally and not fear monger! Lest we all find ourselves in straight jackets..
My source is my husband and his sister who have been raising Santa Gertrudis cattle since 1992.edit on 15-1-2011 by christine76 because: spelling error - oh no!!!
Herds of cattle can die off from red nose, fever, and a host of other sickness'.
Originally posted by operation mindcrime
reply to post by Vitchilo
Well that's kind of a weird story.....
I mean, don't they usually have to do all kinds of things with the samples in a lab before they can conclude that a virus was the culprit. And if so, the entire area would probably be under lock down and remaining cattle being destroyed preemptively?? How about neighboring farms?? That whole area is probably in a state of panic, right??
Maybe the current temperature over there has something to do with it?? When temperatures hit 10F over here we tend to keep our cattle inside.....
Originally posted by sLiCk93
it seems like little by little these die offs are moving up the chain. how long till we see people dying off?
Originally posted by pitchdragon
this so funny this is denial from msn and scientist
it is clear that we are currently experiencing something beyond ourselves but everyone does not see it ... then continue to pretend ...
hoping that it will not be too painful when it's our turn
Originally posted by Chadwickus
Seems I might be correct.
STOCKTON -- The Portage County Humane Society is trying to figure out what caused 200 cows in the town of Stockton to perish.
Deputies were dispatched to the town just after 1 p.m. on Friday after they were notified of numerous dead cows lying in a field in the 8000 block of Fourth Avenue, according to a Portage County Sheriff's Department news release.
The owner of the cattle reportedly told deputies that he had been working with a local veterinarian and suspected that the animals died from either infectious bovine rhinotracheitis, or IBR, or bovine virus diarrhea, or BVD, the Sheriff's Department said.
According to Cattletoday.info, IBR, aka red nose, is an acute, contagious virus of cattle that usually occurs in the air passages of the cow's head or its windpipe.
The Portage County Humane Society are involved.
No conspiracy here apart from a reckless farmer letting his cows die.
Originally posted by Dumbass
reply to post by Chadwickus
I have to agree on that, Not one article states that 200 cows dropped overnight and none of the articles states if it was 200 cows of a herd of 200.000 or 200 cows of a herd of 200 cows.
Just as always too little info
Originally posted by redhorse
Originally posted by beezzer
reply to post by Vitchilo
It seems to me that while there is a vaccine for this, even a dullard could see signs or symptoms early on.
Well maybe. Many cattle are kept on huge acreages and many may not see a human being for days or weeks in the winter, depending upon conditions. It is possible that symptoms could missed. Somewhat irresponsible animal husbandry but possible. This is the time of year when many ranchers bring their herds in for calving, so they may have simply gone to fetch the animals and found them dead.
Having said all of that, an entire large herd of 200 animals dropping seems a bit odd; we shall see if incident begins to repeat itself somewhere else with large herbivores (frankly live or domesticated).