Deadly Disease Threatens Southland Sheep Population



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(Sacramento, CA)
Monday, June 24, 2013

(AP) Officials for the National Park Service and California Department of Fish and Game say they may have to resort to killing some bighorn sheep to prevent the outbreak from spreading through the largest herd in the 1.6 million-acre preserve. Tests confirmed that at least some of them died from a strain of pneumonia generally transmitted by domestic sheep and goats.

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