‘Amazingly tough’ ticks cause infection in beef cattle

Issue Date: April 9, 2014
By Kathy Coatney

Foothill abortion, also known as epizootic bovine abortion, is caused by a bacterial infection after a cow is bitten by the Pajaroello tick. Non-immune heifers or cows that are two to six months pregnant may either abort or give birth to weak calves 100 to 145 days later.

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