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Livestock owners need to be alert for 'hardware disease'

May 2, 2014
“Tornadoes and other storm events with strong winds and flooding can spread debris over a large area,” said Troxel. “This sets the stage for grazing animals to be affected by ‘hardware disease.’” Cattle, sheep, goat and horse owners should take extra time and caution to inspect hay meadows and pastures for debris, especially metal objects.

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