200 cows drop dead on Wisconsin farm

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Martin Cathrae
Why did 200 cows drop dead on a Wisconsin farm?
​Add this to the list of spooky animal deaths this month: 200 cows have up and died of causes unknown in Stockton, Wis.

There's also no explanation yet as to why thousands of blackbirds fell dead out of the sky in Arkansas on New Year's Day, or why millions of fish carcasses fetched up on Maryland's coastline (You'd think 2012 was approaching or something).

The Portage County dairy farmer, whose name hasn't been made public yet, reported the field full of dead cows on Friday. Samples from the animals were sent to a Madison lab for tests.

So what's with the mass cow exit from Earth? Mass sickness? Biblical prophecy? Insidious government conspiracy? Maybe this is a job for Alex Jones. Or Jesse Ventura.

Then again, perhaps it's a job for the National Wildlife Health Center, which investigates mass wildlife die-offs, or "mortality events," all over the country.

Our vote for most likely cause: Chupacabra.

Officials in Wisconsin say there's no reason to think that whatever killed the cows could kill humans, too. All the same, we're glad that Stockton, near Stevens Point, is a good long ways from Minneapolis-St. Paul:


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Rachelsenegal
Rachelsenegal

I do think the end is near and if we don't listen to the signs and watch for the next sign it will be too late.

Twright2011
Twright2011

This Is Crazy,,The World Will End When God Gets Ready!!!

che guitarra
che guitarra

I'ce seen coms die from eating grass that had developed a strange bacteria/fungus on it,to eating massive numbers of daddy long legs spiders of the pholcidae family...the rotted grain in feed stocks can cause them to drop over like the proverbial flies too,causing a terrible bloating in their stomachs...

I'm by no means a "Bible Thumper",but I do see how all of these happenings in a short time frame could scare people..Instances such as this truly have been happening for all of time,just not always so heavily concentrated in the boundaries of these United States...Perhaps it's just the Darwinism "survival of the fittest" running in overdrive..but like the other cat said....

NOBODY expects the Chupacabra Imposition!!!(Sorry,I had to Pythonize that one,just a bit)-clay phillips,net radio host

caroline
caroline

i would just like to say that we are all doomed and should all seek help from the lord. repent while you still have a chance dumbasses and stop posting comments. haha

caroline
caroline

moooooooooooooooooooooooooo !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Synder
Synder

It's some Iraqi in a cave with two black & white tv's and aluminum foil on his head fucking with us.

Harveysabin
Harveysabin

how naive is the american public? mass droppings of birds and cows across the nation-just a freak thing of nature? not when they all drop at one time!!!! theres something sinister going on here and people better be alert!

Brightcloudy
Brightcloudy

Are you sure it isn't the terrosists trying out something to see how it works and then they will try it on humans after all they are a'comin over here everyday over the border both Mexico and Canada and there are many sleeping cells just waiting for the word they are scattered in every state od this country wake up folks.

Troyneilthompson
Troyneilthompson

Dont be alarmed. Its ONLY Aaron Rodgers sacraficing cows to appease demons, to which he sold his soul, for a victory against DA BEARS. He's gonna need it...but I'd rather see Sanzchez but a lil somethin' on em.

Sio2quartz
Sio2quartz

Cause for 200 cow deaths Confirmed AIP http://www.wsaw.com/home/headl... Click video button for cattle investigation

The 200 dead cattle were discovered on a farm field on 4th Street in Amherst. Sunday, the bodies were taken out in semi-loads to be disposed of.

The farm's veterinarian says preliminary results show the animals died of acute interstitial pneumonia, also known as AIP. Samples from the dead animals were sent to Madison for testing.

The vet says the steers began to die early last week, with the last dying Saturday. The animals started showing symptoms of illness and then died within 12 hours. The vet says animals didn't respond to treatment.

The herd's owner declined to comment on the situation.

Investigators say there is no threat to people or other animals. The Portage County Humane Society is investigating the deaths.

The cattle on the farm are not quarantined.

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This is also a human problem. And if you should get it? Here is what you need to know. .

Acute interstitial pneumonitis (also known as acute interstitial pneumonia or Hamman–Rich syndrome) is a rare, severe lung disease which usually affects otherwise healthy individuals. As of 2010, there is no known cause or treatment. The most common symptoms of acute interstitial pneumonitis are cough, fever, and difficulties breathing. These often occur over a period of one to two weeks before medical attention is sought. Difficulties breathing can quickly progress to an inability to breathe without support (respiratory failure). Acute interstitial pneumonitis typically progresses rapidly, with hospitalization and mechanical ventilation often required only days to weeks after initial symptoms of cough, fever, and difficulties breathing develop. Treatment is primarily supportive. Management in an intensive care unit is required and the need for mechanical ventilation is common. Therapy with corticosteroids is generally attempted, though their usefulness has not been established. The only treatment that has met with success to date is a lung transplant.

No one knows the source or how it spreads

Monkey-Lover
Monkey-Lover

DANG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!First the fish and now the cows?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

Bres2322
Bres2322

ummmm a Chupacabra is a hairless raccoon. I doubt a raccoon took down 200 cows.

Grandmalowery
Grandmalowery

This is really crazy. People depend on God the plague is on its way. If not a plague then what the hey!Submit people because we have reached the plumb line. the point of no return for God.

Ikutsumori
Ikutsumori

Probably caused by a 1.09 Amazon. Titans + Buriza = completely destroyed cow level.

masterbird
masterbird

...not to say its not worth knowing what happened to them...but to think its the end of the world, or some government cover up is just....silly...

masterbird
masterbird

you are all fools...minus the 2 others that made the same point...this happens ALL the time!!! HUNDREDS of these cases are reported each YEAR!! all over the world...the only people this is news to are all the sheeple running around with their heads up their butts...take 2 seconds of your panicing lives and look into it...a few years back in canada their were 2 instances were over 100,000 geese died...in the same year!! just because you didnt hear about it dosent mean the rest of the world isnt well aware of it.

Germ_berm
Germ_berm

i told you not to feed them corn...

Jeremy
Jeremy

"There's also no explanation yet as to why thousands of blackbirds fell dead out of the sky in Arkansas on New Year's Day....."

Well actually there is, you just have not done your research properly. :)

http://www.physorg.com/news/20...

Patrick McLaughlin
Patrick McLaughlin

I have no idea what may be causing all these dieoffs, but this cannot be normal. I understand that there have been dieoffs in the past but usually only one species either on land or sea but not both as far as I know. I am hoping that at some point there will be a disclosure as to what is actually going on.

Guest
Guest

Nothing like reporting half the story to stir the crazies up. Here is the story from a local paper:

TOWN OF STOCKTON, Wis. -- An investigation is under way after 200 dead cows were found in a field in the Town of Stockton.

The Portage County sheriff's office says the owner of the cattle has been working with a local veterinarian and it's believed the animals died from the IBR/BVD virus.

The virus can cause respiratory and reproductive problems.

WSAW-TV reports samples from the dead cows have been sent to Madison for testing.

Authorities say there is no threat to humans or other animals.

Guest
Guest

my theory is that the cow, bird, and fish deaths are from panic induced blindness seeing flashes of light from cosmic rays. cosmic rays from outer space can more easily strike monocular eyes at the sides of the heads of birds, cows, and fish, causing more damage. NASA knows astronauts see flashes of light when their eyes are struck by cosmic rays. the sun is having the deepest solar minimum in 10 years, and the solar wind pressure and speeds are at 50 year lows. this gives us less magnetic shielding from cosmic rays because the sun's flattening current sheath allows cosmic rays to more easily enter the inner solar system. this is my theory at http://QuantaUniverse.Com

futurepocket
futurepocket

What's going on in the world? I think the world is ending in 2012, judgement day is near guys... or the government is just messing with us... OR, we've polluted the planet so much the animals are starting to die lol.

Grady O'Praysalot
Grady O'Praysalot

Why God? Why?! Why send us these warnings, yet not allow us to stop this demonic slaughter of beast and fowl and field animal which you hath given us? Should I pray more intensely?

Cmwmkw
Cmwmkw

well i am glad you feel since your far away it doesnt worry you,but what about us folks that are 50 miles from there or closer.Thats not very nice you know.But i for one would like some answers here.There are a lot of wierd thing happening here,birds,fish cows,morning doves,why,give us some answers so we can stop worrying.To many times the goverment does not give us public the respect we deserve,Tell us what happen soo we can stop worrying or do something about it.mw

Rev. Kane
Rev. Kane

Hell and Tarnation! I mean Damnation! The End is Near!....the Sky is Falling The Sky is Falling!

Stop Over reacting!!
Stop Over reacting!!

PLEASE STOP STOP STOP making these things bigger than they are. THESE sort of things have been happening for thousands of years. Its really nothing new. No one took an interest in past events to really make a big deal of them in the news until NOW.

Go research and you will be surprised, this is nothing new. It is just made into a big deal primarily by the fanatical bible thumpers that FEED off this sort of thing..... (shudder)

Jon
Jon

Pretty sure it's Carl's fault. He's new.

Victor Barrera
Victor Barrera

Does the this influx of beef into the marketplace mean the price of beef might see a dip in the short run?

ConspiracyBeliever
ConspiracyBeliever

Oh wow... the world really IS ending!! 2012 is fast approaching...

hartcp
hartcp

Once the official cause of death is reported, we'll be posting the findings for sure.

hartcp
hartcp

Kathy: Check out the link I put in the story to the National Wildlife Health Center's "mortality events" page. Indeed, a lot of animals are dropping dead.

LeonC
LeonC

The Mayans were Bible thumpers?

Jon
Jon

Come on... Nobody remembers Cartman Probe / Alien episode of South Park???

blank
blank

then why wait for 2012? why not kill urself today? moron.

Victor Barrera
Victor Barrera

And I was hoping for a discount on hamburgers. =(

rky
rky

you people are awfully defensive about a lighthearted comment.

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