KYTX reports a ranch in Hill County, Texas will be quarantined for the next 10 days while cattle are vaccinated to keep the disease that killed on cow from spreading further.
Test results show anthrax was the cause of death for one cow on a ranch south of Ft. Worth. The rest of the herd will be vaccinated and monitored by veterinarians to control the disease.
This is the first occurrence of the disease in Texas this year and the first case ever reported in Hill County. Anthrax usually doesn’t affect herds until the summer months. Dr. Max Dow, Region 3 director for the Texas Animal Health Commission, says the dry period has been a contributing factor to the anthrax case.