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Anthrax

  • Anthrax

What is the latest.

Agriculture Victoria is continuing it's response to an anthrax outbreak where deaths have occurred across 4 sheep properties in the Swan Hill area.

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More than 30 staff are working on the incident - many of whom are in the field undertaking an extensive vaccination program on both infected and "at risk" properties.

About 4300 animals have been vaccinated which includes 4,032 sheep - 109 cattle - 139 pigs and 12 goats.

A second information session for stock owners will be held this Thursday from 12:30pm at the Swan Hill Saleyards in Karinie street providing an update on the situation.

Agriculture Victoria again urges farmers to report any cases of unexplained deaths to the 24-hour emergency animal disease watch hotline - 1800 675 888 or your local vet.