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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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Americans are really angry with Washington

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Americans are angry with the handling of issues ranging from healthcare reform to the rise of Islamic State militants.

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Rail Plan Approved

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The state Rail Board approved the new South Dakota rail plan at their meeting this week.

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Siren Project Nixed

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Bidding for the emergency siren project in the lake area of Yankton closed yesterday, but at their meeting yesterday afternoon, Commission members agreed not to go ahead with the project and to reject any received bids.

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Minnesota Farm Bureau Members Lobbying Congress

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Minnesota Farm Bureau members are in Washington D.C. this week making hill visits. Cass County Farm Bureau President Miles Kuschel,…