Anthrax is a concern because spores of the bacteria that cause it can survive in the soil for decades
Livestock producers should get their animals vaccinated for anthrax now, especially if they are in areas with a history of the disease, North Dakota State University Extension Service veterinarian Charlie Stoltenow advises.
A case of anthrax has occurred in south-central North Dakota’s Sioux County.
While the disease mainly has been reported in northeastern, southeastern and south-central North Dakota, it has been found in almost every part of the state, according to state animal health officials. This is the first time a confirmed case of anthrax has been found in Sioux County in several years, state veterinarian Susan Keller says.
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