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Brisket Disease In Cattle | Health content from BEEF Magazine

Brisket disease in cattle is regarded as a high-elevation disease, but symptoms are being seen in feedlot cattle at 3,000 ft.
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Brisket disease can be especially harmful for cattle owners that live at  higher elevations. This could impact the way they receive their meat. If the cattle owners and consumers have to start buying and having their meat that is shipped from a lower elevation it could raise the prices of the meat. Researchers are not quite certain on how to prevent the condition and in the end, it could be very costly for the market. 

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This Dead Whale Is Helping Science in an Incredibly Gross Way - The Atlantic Cities

This Dead Whale Is Helping Science in an Incredibly Gross Way - The Atlantic Cities | ALS Animals | Scoop.it
The Atlantic Cities This Dead Whale Is Helping Science in an Incredibly Gross Way The Atlantic Cities Their results, recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, showed that the animal had a colorful chemical history,...
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This article is about a whale that had died and washed up to the beach. Researchers decided to study the whale and find out what kind of toxins the whale encountered. They did this by studying the whale's ear wax. Accourding to researchers, one can find out the whale's age by the rings on the wax and what types of chemicals the whale encountered at that certain age. Through out this whale's life, he encountered harsh toxins. Some of these toxins were fire retardants and pesticides. Researchers have concluded that the whale's death might have been because of long exposure to human made chemicals. 

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Trichomoniasis regulation in effect - Farm Talk

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Trichomoniasis regulation in effect Farm Talk That is why it is imperative for us to work with Kansas farmers and ranchers, livestock markets, veterinarians and all involved in the cattle sector to eradicate infectious and contagious livestock...
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I think that it is a great idea to pay attention to which bulls test positive or negative for Trichomoniasis. That way it is not passed on to the calves, which can cause birthing complications. This will help keep the population at a good rate and keep it out of newer cattle. However, I can see why this would be a bad thing becuase it might get very expensive to test each bull. This migh raise how much a pound of beef cost, which might hurt a lot of consumers' pockets. 

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Pets Or Livestock? A Moral Divide Over Horse Slaughter | Minnesota Public Radio News

Pets Or Livestock? A Moral Divide Over Horse Slaughter | Minnesota Public Radio News | ALS Animals | Scoop.it
Horse slaughter is banned in the U.S., but thousands of American horses are shipped to Canada and Mexico for slaughter every year. Investors argue restarting the practice in the U.S.
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In this article it discusses the use of horses. Many people believe that horses should be used as livestock, but other people believe that horses are considered pets. Personally, I believe that horses should be used as livestock. I believe this becuase horses are used to do work on the farm. After, they become too old and weak to do their part. If a farmer is just going to shoot it, I say go ahead and use it for meat. It's best to slaughter an animal for a purpose then no purpose at all. 

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