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This calving season, Riggins rancher, Doug Boggan, had a deformed calf born. Bluetongue could possibly be the cause.

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Health issue challenge for owners, authorities, conservationists

“Certain livestock/wildlife interaction can be a problem, most wildlife interactions are not,” said Roy Kinner, senior conservation officer for Idaho Fish and Game. Unfortunately, disease transmission from wildlife to livestock and vice versa does occur. This creates a challenging animal health issue for livestock owners, animal health authorities, and wildlife conservationists.

May 23, 2016 9:27 a.m. read more..

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