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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Anthrax found in Colorado cattle‎, 1st Case in 31 Years

A deadly disease that hasn't been seen in Colorado for 31-years has been found in the northeast part of state.

The Colorado Department of Agriculture is currently investigating an anthrax case in Logan County; one deceased cow is confirmed to have been infected with the disease, approximately 50 dead cattle are suspected to have been exposed. One location has tested positive and adjacent ranchers are being notified. No cattle left the location prior to the quarantine. No cattle entered the food chain.

"The risk is minimal outside the affected ranch. We believe, at this point, that anthrax is confined to that specific premises," said State Veterinarian, Dr. Keith Roehr. "Colorado has not had an anthrax case in 31 years but anthrax outbreaks are not uncommon in the Western United States. We are dedicated to providing the necessary response to ensure that the investigation works quickly to limit the spread of this disease."

The premises has been quarantined and people, cattle, and equipment that may have come into contact with anthrax are being monitored during this investigation. Read More