Saskatchewan Agriculture has confirmed that it has discovered anthrax in sheep in the Rural Municipality of South Qu’Appelle.
Lab tests verify anthrax killed one sheep in a flock, and might perchance moreover simply dangle killed four others on the the same property.
Anthrax spores can continue to exist in the soil for a protracted time and concentrate in sloughs and potholes, the set they pose the next risk to animals during dry years.
The closing case of anthrax detected in Saskatchewan cattle became in 2019.
Saskatchewan Agriculture is reminding producers to vaccinate their animals against anthrax, and to not pass or disturb the carcass of any animal suspected of having anthrax.
It says animal cases of anthrax pose minimal risk to humans, however individuals must mute be cautious when handling potentially infected animals.
This represent by The Canadian Press became first printed July 8, 2021.