Pollen Type: Other
Cross-Reactivity: Other Cattle
HS Allergy Extract: AP Cattle Hair and Dander
Genus/Species: Bos taurus
Common Names: Cow, Steer, Cattle
Distribution: Throughout the United States.
Description: Bos is Latin for cow, ox, or bull. Collectively these animals are referred to as cattle. These species are grazers with large teeth which break up the plant materials they ingest. Size and lifespan vary depending on breed, but most live 18+ years. Humans can be allergic to cattle hair, dander, or a combination of both. Exposure can produce allergy symptoms that range from minor to severe. Cattle can also carry environmental pollens and allergens on their fur which can trigger allergies.