Antibiotic Use in Cattle May Spawn Drug-Resistant Bacteria

The World Health Organization still isn’t sure where the rare strain of E. coli that’s spreading across Europe came from, but some believe it may have been spurred by the overmedication of cattle. And there are lots of cattle in Kentucky—more than any other state east of the Mississippi. At a farm in Oldham County, […]

Federal Aid Sought For Some Cattle Farmers

By Andy Freudenburg The Kentucky Department of Agriculture has requested a disaster declaration from the federal government due to recent cattle deaths. Kentucky cattle have consumed more clover this year, causing primary ruminal tympany, an intestinal tract blockage known more commonly as frothy bloat. Department spokesperson Bill Clary says the extra growth of clover is […]