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The animal research and diagnostic lab at South Dakota State University has confirmed the presence of Anthrax in a beef herd West of the Missouri River.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Anthrax can cause severe illness in humans and animals. CDC lists Anthrax as

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The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has begun a new collaborative effort to study antimicrobial use and resistance on commercial swine farms in the Midwest.

Each year in the United States, at least 2.8 million people are infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria or fungi. More than 35,000 people

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South Dakota State University doctoral student Neha Neha, left, and professor Sanjeev Anand examine Listeria colonies, as part of research to improve Listeria risk assessment models. More robust risk assessment models will help food manufacturers enhance food safety protocols and thus protect consumers from foodborne illnesses.
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