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Cryptosporidiosis is a zoonotic disease, meaning transmission from sick calves to humans is possible. It causes diarrhea, abdominal cramps, dehydration, headaches, vomiting, fever, malaise and muscle cramps. If medical attention is not administered, death can occur in severe cases.
Poisonous plants are a major cause of economic loss to the livestock industry. Two poisonous plants common to Oregon are poison hemlock and Western water hemlock. Ingestion of either by humans or livestock typically results in death.