Source: Karen Briere,, August 30, 2019

Provincial officials say seven animals are dead from anthrax in the rural municipality of Chester, southeast of Regina.

These are the first deaths from the soil-borne disease in the province since three farms, in incidences involving cattle and bison, were affected in 2015.

The province wouldn’t reveal what type of animals were affected this year, saying it could breach the producer’s confidentiality. However, anthrax mainly affects cattle, bison, sheep, goats and deer. Officials did say farmed livestock were involved and warned that farm dogs and cats should be kept away from carcasses.

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