Anthrax has been confirmed in South Dakota livestock for the first time this year. State veterinarian Dustin Oedekoven confirmed Wednesday in a news release that a 4-month-old calf died in a small herd of unvaccinated cattle in Turner County.
South Dakota Animal Industry Board
July 18, 2013
ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Health is investigating an apparent case of someone being sickened by inhaling anthrax. Officials believe the infection was acquired from the natural environment, not from foul play.
BISMARCK, N.D. – Confirmation of anthrax as the cause of death of two Pembina County beef cattle last week has prompted state animal health officials to renew their call for livestock producers to have their animals vaccinated against the disease.
BISMARCK – Confirmation of anthrax in another North Dakota county has prompted state animal health officials to again urge livestock producers, especially in areas with a history of anthrax, to have their animals vaccinated for the disease.
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