Iowa cattle contract epizoonotic hemorrhagic disease

09/28/2013 | KCRG-TV (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship confirmed that cattle from 14 herds in the eastern part of the state have contracted epizootic hemorrhagic disease from biting midges. The illness, which is deadly in deer, rarely affects cattle but sometimes causes fever, swollen tongue, mobility issues and ulcers of the gum and mouth in the species. The department recommends farmers contact a veterinarian if they suspect animals in their herds are affected.

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