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.
Wildlife managers are claiming success in the effort to eliminate bovine tuberculosis from northwestern Minnesota.
State officials said Bovine Tuberculosis (TB) has been eradicated in Minnesota.
Cattle brought from Minnesota to Wisconsin no longer have to be tested for bovine tuberculosis.
State officials say the U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved Minnesota’s application for statewide bovine tuberculosis-free status.