200 Dead Cows Found in Wisconsin

An investigation is underway in Stockton, Wisconsin where 200 cows were found dead on Friday. The owner of the cattle and local veterinarians initially believed the cows died from bovine rhinotracheitis (IBR) or bovine virus diarrhea (BVD), but are now suspecting pneumonia. Officials say the dead cows will not likely affect other animals or humans. Tests are still being conducted to verify the cause.

Several other recent reports of mass animal deaths have generated much media attention. Thousands of dead birds fell in Arkansas on New Year’s Eve, with other mass bird deaths following in Louisiana, Kentucky, Italy and Sweden. Days before the new year, a massive fish kill was reported near the site of the dead birds in Arkansas.

Despite media suggestions of a sudden “flock-alypse” arising, mass animal deaths occur often, and generally “fly under the radar,” according to ornithologist John Wiens in an AP report. The U.S. Geological Survey’s National Wildlife Health Center says that about 163 similar events are reported to the federal government each year. The deaths are generally caused by pollution, parasites and disease.

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Jeni P.
Jeni P5 years ago

there appears to b animals, birds etc dying through 'unknown' sources right throughout world and i think a lot of it has to do with magnetic field....but as for these cows? whos to say.....its a sad case and i dont doubt..without speculation..but its a high number of deaths, and surely, if it was an illness the deaths would be spread over time....and not all at once....anyway, i truly do hope they find out the cause...and report the real truth

Pamela W.
Pamela W5 years ago

Very sad and very worrying but there's an "up" side ..... they can't blame wolves !!!!

Mrs M.
Linda M5 years ago


Sandi C.
Sandi C5 years ago

noted with sadness.

Kamryn M.
Kay M5 years ago

sadly noted.

Bre B.
Bre B5 years ago

That's so sad. Wonder what they are going to do with all the dead cows :(

Eddie C.
Past Member 6 years ago

163 cases reported annually should let you know that something is horrifically wrong.

Donna Farr
Donna F6 years ago

Will it could be any thing that caused the death of so many cows. It is real sad, hope they find out what happened.

Faith B.
Faith Billingham6 years ago


sandra sheehy
Past Member 6 years ago

another good reason to end intensive farming.