Biosecurity Queensland is working with the managers of a St George cattle property following a confirmed case of anthrax in cattle. For more information on this case view the recent media release.
Biosecurity Queensland has put in place a movement control order to restrict the movement of livestock, machinery and other carriers of infection on and off the affected property. A vaccination program for the remaining cattle and a disposal and decontamination program for the deceased animals are under way.
Anthrax is a notifiable disease. Under Queensland legislation, if you suspect the presence of this disease in any species of animal, you must report it to Biosecurity Queensland on 13 25 23 or contact the Emergency Disease Watch Hotline on 1800 675 888.
Anthrax: Disease fact sheet
Facts about anthrax, Bacillus anthracis, including, species affected, distribution, clinical signs, and differential diagnosis.
- Queensland Health fact sheet
Anthrax: Guidelines for vets
This guide is for veterinarians who are asked to investigate suspect cases of anthrax in animals