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Anthrax killed 23 head of cows and calves on a Sheridan county Nebraska ranch in June 1994. Bacillus anthracis was confirmed on culture by the Panhandle Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, Scottsbluff, Nebraska and the National Veterinary Services Laboratory, Ames, Iowa. The following observations from this case are offered to veterinary practitioners encountering herds where anthrax is a part of the differential diagnosis. Please consult textbooks for specifics regarding this disease.