Officials investigate deaths of over 40 South Dakota cattle

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FEDORA, S.D. (AP) - Officials are investigating the deaths of more than 40 cattle on a farm south of Fedora.

The Daily Republic reports that the Miner County Sheriff's Office says 42 heifers and 1 bull died between Nov. 1 and Nov. 7 on the farm.

Authorities say the deaths are suspicious, but a cause isn't clear. Tissue samples from dead cows have been sent to Iowa, and water samples from the farm have been dispatched to North Dakota.

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