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Portage Co. veterinarians believe 200 steers dead after contracting virus

**Editor's Note:** The animals involved in this story were originally reported as being cows. Since that report, the farmer of this operation tells Newsline 9 the animals involved were not cows, but steers. That change has been made below.

TOWN OF STOCKTON (WAOW)--Veterinary officials believe around 200 steers died in Portage County after contracting a virus.

According to a press release from the Portage County Sheriff's Department, veterinarians believe the steers contracted IBR/BVD (Infectious bovine rhinotracheitis/bovine viral diarrhea) virus.

Officials say there is no risk to humans or other animals.

Veterinarians are sending samples to Madison to confirm the diagnosis.

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