Health is in the eye of the #cow you are beholding

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Q. Is it true that light colored cows have more eye problems than darker colored cows?

A. Yes, this can be true. Breeds with light pigment around their eyes do have more trouble with diseases such as cancer eye and sunburn. The same can be said for light pigment in the udder region. However, within breeds there are also individuals that have dark pigment around the eyes and udders, which certainly helps to protect these areas and lessens the chance for disease. When possible, it is good to select cattle that have dark pigment around their eyes and udders. In doing so, treatment costs will be minimized. read more…

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