Anthrax confirmed in cattle from North Dakota

Samples from a bull and a cow from central North Dakota tested positive for Bacillus anthracis (Anthrax) by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) at the North Dakota State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Tuesday, August 3rd. Infection was confirmed in both animals by culture this morning. For more information about anthrax, please see NDSU Extension’s anthrax publication or visit

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Image citation: Neal Chamberlain. 2015. Bacillus anthracis: string of pearls reaction.