Anthrax identified in North Dakota herds

Anthrax, disease caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis, has been confirmed in cattle from North Dakota. Anthrax is endemic and naturally occurring in North Dakota; cattle become infected while eating grass from contaminated soil.

If anthrax is suspected, immediately notify the North Dakota Board of Animal Health. Contact the laboratory prior to shipping or dropping off samples for anthrax testing. Visit our test page for important testing information or view the NDSU Extension Bulletin to learn more about anthrax.