Veterinarian Addresses Hardware Disease in Cattle after Kentucky Tornadoes

Kentucky ranchers are still working to recover from the worst tornado in state history. The December storm dumped debris onto pastures where livestock graze, which can be harmful to animals. If cattle ingest the debris, it can cause “hardware disease.”

University of Kentucky Cattle Specialist, Dr. Katie VanValin spoke with RFD-TV’s Janet Adkison about how big of an issue it is for cattle and what type of problems it can cause, ways farmers can be proactive, if farmers have been coming together to scour fields and the first steps for local producers who may want to lend a helping hand.

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