200 Cows Dead in Wisconsin?

200 cows have been found dead in Stockton, Wisconsin. Nobody knows what happened to the cows and some are wondering if it's related to the bird and fish deaths.

Their death is being interpreted by some as religious symbolism. The 200 dead cows are just the latest group of animals to die en masse.

The cows had to be removed with semi-trucks. The rest of the farm has not been quarantined, as officials say no threat is posed toward humans or other animals.

Samples from the animals were sent to a Madison lab for tests. So what's with the mass cow deaths in Wisconsin? What is killing all our animals?

asked by Martin in Paranormal Phenomena | 3024 views | 01-19-2011 at 08:25 PM

The owner of the 200 dead cows said he had been working with a veterinarian and suspected the animals died of either infectious bovine rhinotracheitis or bovine virus diarrhea.

The illness, which began to spread through the herd starting early last week, killed the cows within 12 hours.

People is starting to freak out again, they claim something bad is going to happen. It has been suggested that government experiments are to blame, or the apocalypse is imminent.

The attention to large-scale animal deaths began on New Year's Eve when hundreds of black birds died in Arkansas.

answered by Albert | 01-19-2011 at 08:27 PM

The veterinarians in charge of the case seem to think that a bovine virus is the cause and was spread through the food or water supply since on many farms the animals are eating and drinking from the same areas. Since it is winter the animals were probably all staying near the food and water so they were all in close contact with each other at some point or another. In any case samples have been sent to Madison to be analyzed.

If they were all milking cows and were kept in a barn at night and left out to pasture after the morning milking they could have all been infected while still inside and after being left out to pasture the cold temperatures could have given the virus an edge. As with many of these mass animal death cases until the samples are tested in a lab it will be impossible to reach any conclusions.

answered by Kuhrd | 02-26-2011 at 11:23 PM

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