Anthrax confirmed in east central Sask.

Anthrax has killed one cow in the Saskatchewan rural municipality of Hazel Dell and is suspected as the cause of death in two other cattle in the herd.

The province said Dec. 12 that slough hay contaminated by soil is the likely source of the anthrax.

Producers are reminded that anthrax spores can remain in the soil for years and be brought to the surface during flooding or drought.

In this case, officials don’t believe there is a widespread risk but encourage producers to vaccinate.

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