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First Anthrax Case Reported In SD This Year

First Anthrax Case Reported In SD This Year

The South Dakota Animal Industry Board is reporting the state’s first case of anthrax this year.. State Veterinarian Dr. Dustin Oedekoven says it was discovered in an unvaccinated cattle herd in Eastern South Dakota.

Oedekoven says producers need to watch out for unexplained death losses as that’s the first sign of the disease showing up. He says anthrax is typically seen when there’s high heat and humidity and following severe weather events like flood or drought.

Oedekoven says other cases have shown up in Minnesota and North Dakota.He says the disease should be reported to the local vet so they can collect samples and send it to the Board of Animal Health

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