Officials with the South Dakota Animal Industry Board recommend animal producers vaccinate their herds against anthrax as they turn their cattle out to pasture this summer.
Several cases of anthrax are reported every year. Last year seven herds were affected state-wide.
Anthrax is a deadly bacterial disease affecting a wide range of livestock. It can also spread to humans.
Dr. Dustin Oedekoven is the state veterinarian and Executive Secretary for the South Dakota Animal Industry Board.