Anthrax is a naturally occurring disease caused by a spore-forming bacterium called Bacillus anthracis. It can have devastating effects on cattle, sheep, goats, horses and bison.
In Canada, anthrax is a reportable disease under the Health of Animals Act, and all cases must be reported to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).
Information we provide for producers and the livestock sector includes:
- Fact Sheet
- Cleaning and Disinfection of Anthrax
- Disposal of Anthrax Carcasses and Contaminated Materials
- Notice to Industry - Anthrax Program Changes
- Office International des Épizooties - Terrestrial Animal Health Code: Anthrax
- Public Health Agency of Canada - Human Health Implications
- World Health Organization - Guidelines for the Surveillance and Control of Anthrax in humans and Animals, Third Edition, 1998
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