Producers Warned to Monitor Cattle After Anthrax Was Found in a North Dakota Herd
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North Dakota is one of those areas that has been dealing with drought for months, and now another concern, after anthrax was found in a cattle herd. The disease was reported in cattle in a Kidder County, North Dakota, beef herd last week.
State ag officials are warning producers to monitor their herds and check with veterinarians to see if they should begin vaccinating their cattle. The spread is usually caused by grazing.
Anthrax is a bacterium that survives in the soil and is typically activated by drought conditions.