Another Anthrax case near St George

Minister for Agricultural confirms another Anthrax case at St George

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Anthrax is a naturally occurring bacterial disease which impacts animals.

Anthrax is a naturally occurring bacterial disease which impacts animals.

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It comes a year after 80 head died from Anthrax in the area.

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Graziers in Southern Queensland are urged to vaccinate their livestock against anthrax following another case near St George, a year since about 80 head died on a local property.  

Minister for Agricultural Industry Development Mark Furner said only a small number of cattle had died in the recent case.

“Our officers moved quickly to contain the disease on that individual property by immediately restricting all movement of livestock on and off that location,” he said.

“The owners undertook vaccination of all remaining cattle to minimise the risk of further spread.”

Biosecurity Queensland’s Chief Veterinary Officer Allison Crook said the property was no longer under movement restrictions.

“This incident indicates that anthrax spores may be present in and around the St George district and livestock grazing locally may be at risk of infection,” she said.

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