Board of Animal Health confirms one cow in Pennington County died of anthrax
June 7, 2013
The Minnesota Board of Animal Health confirmed today that one four-year-old cow in Pennington County died of anthrax earlier this week. This is the first documented case of the disease in Minnesota since 2008. The Board recommends vaccination as an inexpensive way to protect animals from anthrax.
New Board of Animal Health rules address needs of today
April 8, 2013
The Minnesota Board of Animal Health today announced that its new rules are now in effect. The Board has been working with livestock groups to adopt rules that allow the Board to control diseases and are sensible for Minnesota farmers.
“After four years of talking with stakeholders, we are pleased to have rules that address the topics facing livestock agriculture today,” said Dr. Bill Hartmann, state veterinarian and executive director of the Minnesota Board of Animal Health. “Thanks to the input of producers, the new rules will better equip us to do our job while making sure they can still do theirs.”