- A highly fatal bacterial disease affecting all farm animals.
- Disease is characterized by high fever, respiratory distress, bleeding from orifices and sudden death.
- Infection is due to ingestion of contaminated feed and fodder with spores of the bacteria ,which can survive for up to 30 years in the soil.
- Treatment is usually ineffective unless done at very early stages.
- Humans get infection by eating infected raw meat, contact with infected animals or by inhalation of spores.
- Regular annual vaccination of animals in endemic areas will prevent the disease from occurring.
- Vaccination may be carried out at least a month prior to expected disease occurrence in endemic areas.
- Never open a carcass of an animal suspected to have died from Anthrax.
- Contact a veterinarian immediately if the above symptoms are seen and seek advice on control measures to be adopted.
Vaccinate in time to save your animal