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Algae suspected in S.D. cattle deaths

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FREEMAN, S.D. -- Official lab reports are pending, but some recent deaths of purebred cattle in Hutchinson County were likely caused by algae poisoning, according to State Veterinarian Sam Holland.

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About 21 head, part of a larger herd of Angus cattle belonging to Roth Angus of Freeman, died in mid-June while on grazing land leased from the state.

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