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Originally posted by stirling
The GLP map goes back to 2005 as a start date, but rapidly comes up to date....
The frquency is definately increasing in the reportage if not the deaths...
The unusual deaths of a herd of 200 cows is most distressing.
These are hopefully down due to a local feed contamination, but something viral could do it too, just not overnight IMHO......
Details etails, were there any live ones left standing?
What kind of weather?
how old were the animals? theres a million pertinent questions to answer before we could even speculate......
Originally posted by Chadwickus
I'll put this one down to neglect on the farmers part.
Originally posted by LDragonFire
This is the red flag warning right here:
Portage County authorities say there is no threat to humans or other animals.
You know there lying when the government says this!!!
you sound like those types who put innocent people in prison for things like "neglect"
that word is just used to punish someone for human error.
when a person commits human error they are slapped with one of these phrases and charged for it. it will always happen because we are humans not robots and we arent programmed to be perfect.
Brooklyn, Conn. — State officials Friday euthanized 2,551 chickens and two ducks seized from a Brooklyn farm operated by a Massachusetts man who was arrested twice in the last three years on similar animal cruelty charges. Officials from Connecticut and Massachusetts painted a picture of the “abysmal” conditions the animals suffered under the care of Tang Quan “Jason” Lin at 106 Tripp Hollow Road. “Size-wise, just the scale of this neglect is something I haven’t seen in my 25 years in this department,” said Wayne Kasacek, assistant director of the state Department of Agriculture’s bureau of regulation and inspection.
For officials at the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the raid was just the most recent page in Lin’s sordid history with animals. Brian Adams, a spokesman with the Boston-based group, said the organization led the way for Lin to be charged with 10 counts of animal cruelty in late 2007 and for 719 chickens and 303 ducks to be taken from a farm he was operating in Mendon, Mass. “There were about 100 dead animals on the property that were mashed into the ground and animals were standing on top of their bodies,” Adams said. “And from what it sounds like, it may have happened again.”
it said the farmer was consulting a VET...where is the neglect?? his cows were sick so he goes to a vet? pretty much all he can do he cant magically heal them and that description of the desease did say that death can occurr within 48 hours of symptoms...not a lot of time if you dont spot the symptons quick enough.
i dont know if this virus story is true but if it is you cant blame anybody...speccially not the farmer.
Originally posted by Trublbrwing
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
What difference does it make how large the herd is? This isn't a control group.
Also, do you think 10 or 20 a day died and nobody noticed until the pile reached the top of the fence? Of course it was all at once.
You people have got to stop trying to convince yourself all is well, IT IS NOT.
Originally posted by DomCheetham
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?
I hope thats sarcasm...
200 cows died overnight from a virus!
It just so happens that I've recently been reading up on mass livestock overnight die offs. A common and seemingly logical explaination I've come across is this:
Herds can get infected by some virus, infection or disease and a side effect of these conditions can be that they lower the body's tolerance to cold temperatures. Then a sickness that is not lethal in itself can become lethal overnight when temperatures plummet.
Portage Co. veterinarians believe 200 cows dead after contracting virus
TOWN OF STOCKTON (WAOW)--Veterinary officials believe around 200 cows died in Portage County after contracting a virus.
According to a press release from the Portage County Sheriff's Department, veterinarians believe the cows contracted IBR/BVD (Infectious bovine rhinotracheitis/bovine viral diarrhea) virus.
Officials say there is no risk to humans or other animals.
Veterinarians are sending samples to Madison to confirm the diagnosis.
What is DEPOPULATION?
KILL FIRST, ASK QUESTIONS LATER
THE WORLD WITNESSED IT WHEN IT HAPPENED IN THE UNITED KINGDOM'S FOOT AND MOUTH OUTBREAK. MILLIONS OF HEALTHY ANIMALS DESTROYED FOR A FEW HUNDRED THAT TESTED POSITIVE. A VACCINE EXISTS FOR THIS DISEASE...A DISEASE THAT RARELY CAUSES DEATH IN THE ANIMAL AND IT DOESN'T AFFECT HUMANS AT ALL.
LEARN WHAT IS MEANT BY THE TERMS "DEPOPULATE" AND "STAMP OUT".
"Should USDA officially confirm the presence of a disease, such as Foot and Mouth Disease, the affected herd and all cattle, sheep, goats, swine, and susceptible wildlife—infected or not— within a minimum 10-kilometer zone around the infected farm would be killed."
Stamping out is a recognized and proven strategy for rapid elimination of an introduced exotic disease or other emergency livestock disease. The crucial elements of stamping out are:
* designation of infected zones;
* intensive disease surveillance to identify infected premises and dangerous-contact premises or villages within these zones;
* imposition of quarantine and livestock movement restrictions;
* immediate slaughter of all susceptible animals either on the infected and dangerous-contact premises or in the whole infected area;
* safe disposal of their carcasses and other potentially infected materials;
* disinfection and cleaning of infected premises;
* maintaining these premises depopulated of susceptible animals for a suitable period.
Stamping out is often the most cost-effective strategy. The disease eradication campaign is shorter and achieved for a lower overall cost and there is a shorter waiting period before the country can be recognized as free of the disease and resume export of livestock and animal products....