Anthrax poses danger to livestock

Anthrax poses danger to livestock

Williston Herald

Drought conditions raise the risk of anthrax exposure to cattle and other livestock, which can result in their sudden death. Anthrax is caused by a bacteria called Bacillus anthracis, which produces spores that are hardy and have a high survival rate. The spores are uncovered in very dry conditions, as well as during times of high rainfall, and can put cattle and other livestock at risk, said NDSU veterinarian Gerald Stokka.

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