Veterinarians have seen a spike in confirmed cases of anthrax this summer in various regions of the country.
Spores of the bacteria Bacillus anthracis, which cause anthrax when consumed, can survive in the soil for years.
Knowing whether a death on pasture has been caused by anthrax is important for several reasons.
Cases of anthrax continue to appear in Texas livestock, but so far, the outbreak this summer has mostly remained confined to an area with a history of anthrax.
North Dakota’s state veterinarian is reminding livestock producers to vaccinate their animals against anthrax.
Donkey hides are a key ingredient in a traditional Chinese medicine, and skyrocketing demand has decimated the world's donkey population while threatening the spread of diseases.
Incidences of both diseases can easily occur in periods of dry weather after floodwaters recede.
Dry conditions can uncover anthrax spores.