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Beef cow with atypical bovine spongiform encephalopathy found in South Carolina

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A beef cow at a slaughter plant in South Carolina tested positive for an atypical case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), according to a May 19 announcement from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

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States with HPAI-infected dairy cows grows to six

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A herd of dairy cattle in Ohio has been infected with highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), increasing the number of states with dairy operations affected by the virus to six.

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Number of states with HPAI-infected dairy cows grows

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More dairy cattle in Idaho, New Mexico, and Texas have tested positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (HPAI).

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States begin to restrict cattle imports from those with influenza cases

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In an effort to prevent domestic cattle from being exposed to highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (HPAI, more specifically avian influenza Type A H5N1), 17 states have restricted cattle importations from states where the virus is known to have infected dairy cows.

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Diligent detective work leads to discovery of HPAI in dairy cattle

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Barbara Petersen and Drew Magstadt were part of a network of cattle and diagnostic veterinarians who made the connection between cat and bird deaths at Texas dairies and cows getting sick with what turned out to be highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI, more specifically avian influenza Type A H5N1).

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$200M from federal government aims to stop spread of H5N1 among dairy cows

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The federal government announced May 10 that it will devote $200 million to enhance its response efforts to highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI, more specifically avian influenza type A H5N1), particularly among dairy cattle.

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What evolutionary adaptation pressure caused cows to exist?

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If you think about it, cows are big, bulky and slow. They do not have any defence against fast and agile predator shuch as a Cheetah, Tigers, etc. They arent even smart. They are basically a big food storage for other animals. Yet it seems there is some evolutionary reason they exist. I am really curious.

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