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Anthrax Case Confirmed in West Texas

CROCKETT COUNTY - The Texas Animal Health Commission is urging ranchers to make sure their livestock gets vaccinated after a confirmed case of Anthrax.

The Anthrax was confirmed in a cow that died in Crockett County. Anthrax can lie dormant in soil for years and is triggered hot and dry conditions.     

Livestock and wildlife can ingest the bacteria while grazing and get sick and die in a matter of hours.     

This is only an isolated incident, but state officials say it's better to make sure livestock vaccinations are up to date.

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