anthrax

Anthrax confirmed in South Dakota cattle herd

· June 26, 2018

South Dakota State Veterinarian Dr. Dustin Oedekoven has confirmed the first case of anthrax this year in the state. Eight cows died from a herd of 87 unvaccinated cattle in Clark County. The Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory at SDSU confirmed the disease from samples submitted over the weekend. Anthrax is an economically devastating […]

South Dakota cattle herd loses nine to anthrax

· August 22, 2017

The South Dakota State Veterinarian has ruled anthrax is responsible for recent death loss in a cattle herd in southeastern Pennington County. Dr. Dustin Oedekoven says that at least 9 adult cattle died suddenly last week in the herd, which had not been vaccinated against anthrax. Anthrax spores survive indefinitely in contaminated alkaline soils and […]

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