Biosecurity warning: Anthrax confirmed in Dirranbandi-St George area in early July 2018. Anthrax can infect horses that graze in contaminated fields or eat contaminated feeds.
Anthrax is a zoonotic disease (meaning it can spread to humans) that affects many grazing animals, predominantly cattle and sheep, but also horses, goats, pigs, dogs and people.
The bacteria Bacillus anthracis is responsible for this disease and can cause sudden death, weakness and blood-stained discharges after death. It is a category 1 biosecurity risk, and needs to be reported immediately.
Read more on the recent outbreak of anthrax and the biosecurity risk here: