For cattle, this ain’t no Texas

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For cattle, this ain’t no Texas

Altitude can be deadly for lowland herds grazing in high country
La Plata County rancher Davin Montoya tests the cattle he buys for bovine altitude sickness, or brisket disease. When tests showed two bulls he had purchased were susceptible to the disease, he said, “We couldn’t get ’em back to Texas quick enough.”
La Plata County rancher Davin Montoya and all local ranchers are well-aware of brisket disease and use a test developed in the 1970s to keep cattle with genes susceptible to the disease out of their herds, which sometimes graze above treeline.
La Plata County rancher Davin Montoya and Theresa Montoya check on some of their cattle. Colorado State University professor and veterinarian comes to the Montoya ranch each spring to test cattle for bovine altitude sickness. Montoya will not breed a bull until it has been tested for the disease.

For cattle, this ain’t no Texas

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La Plata County rancher Davin Montoya tests the cattle he buys for bovine altitude sickness, or brisket disease. When tests showed two bulls he had purchased were susceptible to the disease, he said, “We couldn’t get ’em back to Texas quick enough.”
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La Plata County rancher Davin Montoya and all local ranchers are well-aware of brisket disease and use a test developed in the 1970s to keep cattle with genes susceptible to the disease out of their herds, which sometimes graze above treeline.
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La Plata County rancher Davin Montoya and Theresa Montoya check on some of their cattle. Colorado State University professor and veterinarian comes to the Montoya ranch each spring to test cattle for bovine altitude sickness. Montoya will not breed a bull until it has been tested for the disease.
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