Wet, then dry weather contributes to anthrax outbreak
On Monday, July 8th, there was a rumor going around about anthrax cases in Sutton County. Later that week I heard that my brother, Rocky Jones, had lost some cows due to the anthrax outbreak. I called him to find out if this was true and sure enough he had lost 21 head of cows on one place in Sutton County. He stated that there were a lot of deer dead around the Juno area and even in Crockett County. Jones said with the deer dying, this is going to hurt the deer population plus the hunting situation in the area.
I spoke to Pasqual Hernandez, Extension Agent in Sutton County, and he informed me that yes deer, horses, a donkey and cattle had died from anthrax in that area. Here is an article from him about the disease.
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