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BeefConnect webinar: Redefined anthrax belt – are you in it and what you need to know
Tuesday 14 August 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
|Date:||Tuesday 14 August 2018|
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
|Event category:||Animal welfare and handling|
Recent outbreaks of anthrax disease around Dirranbandi (Queensland) has brought local producers up to speed on what to look for, but a recent research publication ‘Redefining the Australian anthrax belt’ (Barro et al., 2016) indicates that it shouldn’t just be your immediate neighbours on the lookout.
The research paper suggests that the area suitable for an outbreak of anthrax extends in a large land area from north of Roma (Queensland), throughout the central western areas of New South Wales and Victoria and into the south-eastern corner of South Australia. Other areas of South Australia and Western Australia have been identified as ‘predicted areas’.
While many of the redefined and/or predicted areas haven’t seen anthrax for some time, the bacteria only needs to be ‘seeded’ in these areas for an outbreak to occur.
In this webinar, Dr Jonathan Lee (Principal Veterinary Officer – DAF), will help you:
- Understand how anthrax comes about,
- What to look out for, and
- How to prevent it.
Anthrax can survive in the environment for decades and can be easily spread by wild pigs which causes sporadic and sudden death of stock.
It may have been slipping under the radar for years, so find out what you need to know to protect yourself, your farm and your stock.
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