Nebraska Ag Update  |  August 30, 2019
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Cattle in North Dakota, Texas test positive for anthrax; NDA encourages livestock owners to monitor, protect animals

With recent announcements from North Dakota and Texas of cattle testing positive for anthrax, the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) is encouraging livestock owners to protect their animals by watching for this disease and by consulting with veterinarians about the use of vaccines.
“Although anthrax is rare, it is not uncommon,” said State Veterinarian Dr. Dennis Hughes. “A few cases are reported in the United States almost every year. Fortunately, there’s an effective vaccine available. Producers are encouraged to discuss preventative vaccinations with their veterinarians. If anthrax is suspected and confirmed by your veterinarian in your livestock, you need to vaccinate as quickly as possible.” » Read more

NDA at the Nebraska State Fair

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Commuter Herd Permits with Ross Baker

It’s summer and Nebraska ranchers are busy putting up hay and working their herds. Ag Program Manager Ross Baker joins us on this week's NDA Update to discuss Commuter Herd Permits. » Listen here

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