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Officials Take Action to Eliminate Deadly Parasite Posing Threat to Cattle

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PORT MANSFIELD – Officials are taking action to prevent a deadly parasite from carrying over into Rio Grande Valley ranches.

White-tailed deer in Port Mansfield are posing a threat to cattle because they carry the fever tick, a deadly parasite that can jump from deer to cows.

In June, 90 deer were put down, which was about a quarter of the population in the streets, according to federal officials.

Even with these efforts, the deer still pose a threat so officials will continue the fight.

KRGV’s Christian Von Preysing has the details.

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