200 Dead Steers Found in Portage County Field

By: WSAW Staff
By: WSAW Staff

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An investigation is underway after 200 dead steers were found in a field at 8055 4th Avenue in the Town of Stockton.

According to the Portage County Sheriff's Department, the owner of the cattle has been working with a local vet and it's believed the animals died from the IBR/BVD virus. The virus can cause respiratory and reproductive problems.

Samples from the dead animals have been sent to Madison for testing.

Portage County authorities say there is no threat to humans or other animals.

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