Minnesota notched six straight days without a new case of bird flu on Thursday, and though state officials aren’t ready to say the outbreak is over, they’re beginning to stand down.
Minnesota has recorded its first case of anthrax in a cow since 2008. The Board of Animal Health said Friday that tests confirm a 4-year-cow found dead Monday on a farm in Pennington County of northwestern Minnesota died of anthrax. The beef herd had not been vaccinated against the disease. Board spokeswoman Bethany Hahn says a veterinarian will lift the quarantine on the herd 30 days after the cow’s death if there are no further cases.