Health of all animals in the state of Texas are of very high importance.

While sometimes we don't think about it, there are other creatures that inhabit the area around us. It could be a fox, or even a snake we happen upon. Certain animals need to be cared by us as well.

Animals like dogs or cats are ones that care for the most personally. But bigger animals, such as horses or cows require different care. This makes them vulnerable to diseases in the environment.

Recently, it was discovered cows in the state of Texas have contracted a very infectious disease. Here is what is know what the time of writing.

Bird Flu Found In Texas Cows

As reported by the Associated Press, dairy cows in both The Lone Star State and Kansas were found to have the illness in milk from them. Worries began, according to the AP, when farmers began to suspect something wrong with the cattle. Production of milk wasn't high, and the cows were more tired and less hungry.

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Following the discovery, investigations into what could be causing the issues began. Analysis revealed that the dairy cows in question had contracted the bird flu. AP reports that The U.S. Department of Agriculture believe infected birds gave the illness to the cows.

The AP also reports that the cattle should overcome the disease in seven to 10 days. In addition, the USDA stated milk from the cows “At this stage, there is no concern about the safety of the commercial milk supply or that this circumstance poses a risk to consumer health.”

The Austin American-Statesman also reports this may be the first instance of cows having the disease. As this is a developing story, we will have more information as it becomes available.

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