Anthrax is a serious, usually fatal disease caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis. It occurs world-wide and can infect a wide range of domestic and wild animal species as well as humans.
In grazing livestock anthrax usually presents as the sudden death of one, or a group of animals in a mob. Affected stock often show few or no signs of ill health before they die. In some situations the disease may begin with the sporadic deaths of single animals over a few days, building to dramatic losses in a very short time.
This Primefact includes topics: