High-altitude grazing a high risk for cattle

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High-altitude grazing a high risk for cattle

Disease can cause heart failure for animals not adapted to elevation
Lisa Herrick, a pulmonary artery pressure technician, tests a bull for pulmonary hypertension at the Old Fort in Hesperus. The ailment, most commonly referred to as “brisket disease,” affects cattle at high altitude.
Lisa Herrick, left, a pulmonary artery pressure technician, and Dr. Tim Holt test a bull for pulmonary hypertension at the Old Fort in Hesperus recently.

High-altitude grazing a high risk for cattle

Lisa Herrick, a pulmonary artery pressure technician, tests a bull for pulmonary hypertension at the Old Fort in Hesperus. The ailment, most commonly referred to as “brisket disease,” affects cattle at high altitude.
Lisa Herrick, left, a pulmonary artery pressure technician, and Dr. Tim Holt test a bull for pulmonary hypertension at the Old Fort in Hesperus recently.
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