Cattle ranchers embrace a vegan lifestyle
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — As farmers and cattle ranchers, Val and Mark Wagner never expected to know the intricacies of a vegan diet.
However, they've had to learn that and much more to keep their youngest son alive. Two-year-old Eli Wagner has what's called Ornithine transcarbamylase (OTC) deficiency. Basically, his body can't break down protein properly. As a result, ammonia builds up in his blood, and that can lead to neurological problems and liver damage.
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