Researchers look for causes of bovine altitude sickness

10/3/2011 | CBS News

Grazing cattle in lush mountain areas is appealing to ranchers in drought-stricken regions, but it brings the risk of bovine high altitude disease, which costs the beef industry about $60 million annually. Scientists at a new research facility at New Mexico State University are studying cattle at a high-altitude grazing area to determine whether their DNA holds the key to breeding stock that's less susceptible.

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