Anthrax identified in ND- 2nd case of 2021

Samples from cattle in central North Dakota tested positive for Bacillus anthracis (Anthrax) by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) at the North Dakota State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Thursday, September 9th. Infection was confirmed in both animals by culture. 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.