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Stray Mexican cattle numbers climb in Texas




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July 11, 2012 | 3561 views | Post a comment

AUSTIN -- Stray livestock wandering between Chihuahua, Mexico, and Texas continue to present animal health concerns along the Rio Grande in far West Texas, according to Texas Animal Health Commission and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) officials. According to a July 5 Texas Animal Health Commission press release, a total of 96 head of cattle (72 adults and 24 calves) originating from Mexico were recently captured and transported to government pens for inspection and testing. Luckily, all of the animals tested negative for both bovine tuberculosis and brucellosis, diseases found commonly in Mexico. . . .

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