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Prevent Hardware Disease in Cattle

heifers eating from tiresTires can make great containers to hold feed and water for cattle, but those tires also can pose health risks. If the tires have wire in the walls, the wire can break off and cattle can swallow it. Cattle ingesting wire can develop hardware disease, a condition that could result in their death. Performing regular maintenance on the tires is the best way to avoid hardware disease. (Photo by Carl Dahlen, NDSU)

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