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Anthrax can be a threat to bison, cattle, sheep and goats during drier years, says veterinarian Kent Weir.

Anthrax warning issued after two bison die near North Battleford

There is a greater risk of anthrax in dry conditions and 
a sudden unexplained death is the key warning sign

Authorities are warning that the anthrax danger is higher after two bison northwest of North Battleford, Sask. recently died after contracting the highly contagious disease. “Whenever we have drier summers, anthrax is always a higher risk,” said Dr. Kent Weir, associate veterinarian with Weir Veterinary services in Lloydminster. Anthrax spores can survive for decades in […] Read more