Mice Contaminated Hay – What’s the Risk?

NSW Local Land Services

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Mice contaminate hay with their urine and destroy and eat the stores we keep to feed our livestock when pasture is not enough. In this article by veterinarian Jillian Kelly, she describes how the spread of the diseases mice carry such as Lepto and Botulism have on livestock health and vaccinations against disease.

Assessing your hay stocks for damage, contamination, and rodent carcasses will inform you whether feeding it to your cattle and sheep is worth the risk.

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