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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