Dairy vets dry up, says report
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The number of dairy farmers in rural North Carolina who are at risk for contracting illnesses caused by toxic drugs dropped to zero over the past year and a half, according to a report by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture.
The report says the vast majority of farms operated in the state have reported drug-resistant cow disease. It also shows a large declineCDC 철도청 카지노 in cows that produce milk for the dairy industries in the past several years, although the report says there has been no decline in overall milk production.
It also highlights the risks to people who come into contact with dairy animals or drink milk from them.
In North Carolina, there was a 26 percent decrease in the number of farmers reporting cases of the drug-resistant disease after it first started to show up in September 2013 in dairy farms.
North Carolina Department of Agriculture spokesman Greg Hill says there has been a decline over the past year and a광주출장안마 half in all reported drug-resistant cow disease, but “other than that, the situation is about where it was in 2012” and still “significantly increases the risk for people.”
But the report makes it clear some farmers haven’t reported their milk, or have a safe way to get it, and it shows that farmers whose milk is being transferred to farmers are more likely to be susceptible to the disease.
In recent months, milk from the animals at the bottom of the dairy herd has been disappearing, and so have the animals at the top, while the cows at the bottom have been thriving.
Hill says a total of 569 dairy farmers and ranchers have contracted cow disease as of November. The report shows more than 400 of those people reported contact with cows or animals while nursing.
The worst part, Hill says, are the people who are drinking the milk. He says the disease can only survive 넷마블 포커in contact with animal milk.
Hill also says the majority of farms are reporting that there is no danger from milk being transferred to farms that are already sickened.
“There’s a real lack of understanding by people, and a real lack of concern, whether the milk comes from animals on farms that are already sick or is being transfered for sick animals,” Hill said.
Harrell County has been hit especially hard, according to the report.
“This is just the beginning of what’s going to be a very difficult season as farmers in North Carolina try to save their farms an