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
- Fact Sheet
- Cleaning and Disinfection of Anthrax
- Disposal of Anthrax Carcasses and Contaminated Materials
- World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH; founded as Office International des Épizooties (OIE)) – 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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