Saturday, January 4, 2014

Three forms of Anthrax in Animals

Three forms of Anthrax in Animals
ž  Apoplectic Anthrax
ž  Acute/Sub-acute Anthrax
ž  Chronic Anthrax

Apoplectic Anthrax

Mostly found in sheep, cattle, and goats. Most frequently occurs in the beginning of an outbreak. Death will occur suddenly after showing signs of hemorrhaging in the brain.


Mostly found in sheep, cattle, and horses. Some symptoms are: fever, excitement followed by depression, difficulty breathing, uncoordinated movement, convulsions, and eventually death. [Unknown author, 1997]

Chronic Anthrax

Occurs in species that may not be susceptible to anthrax such as: pigs, cattle, horses, and dogs. Symptoms are foaming at the mouth and edema.

Did you know?

Did you know that a large number of Bacillus anthracis spores are produced even as the animal is dying. This is why people handling the sick animals have a higher chance of getting sick from the dying animal.

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