Cattle Magazine Cattle Farmer Lachlan Macdonald wants answers to why his cattle are going blind – ABC News

Farmer Lachlan Macdonald wants answers to why his cattle are going blind – ABC News



About a year ago, South Australian farmer Lachlan Macdonald noticed his young cattle behaving strangely.

“They started stumbling around and their heads were slightly tilted to the side,” he said.

“Then all of a sudden more and more started getting it and we noticed that some couldn’t see and were going blind.”

Then they began to die.

“I think in the end we lost 10,” he said.

The farm’s lone sheep, Larry, who lived in the same quarters as the cattle, showed similar symptoms and also died.

“The emotional stress that it’s put on the family, I don’t wish this on anyone else,” Mr Macdonald said.

A cow shakes head close to the camera.
The cattle’s eyes went blue, showing blindness, and triggering an investigation which discovered elevated
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