Like their human caretakers, dairy cows need top-notch medical care to stay healthy. Illness can drop milk production and threaten the rest of the herd, meaning a big headache and lost money for the state’s dairies.
Farmers and ranchers were most concerned about rabid dogs biting cattle 20 years ago. Not now. Today, a bite from an infected wild animal, such as a fox or raccoon, is the more common method of infection in cattle.