Medium Allergenicity

Pollen Type: Other

Cross-Reactivity: Other Cattle

HS Allergy Extract: AP Cattle Hair and Dander

Family: Bovidae

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.

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