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Is a peracute, acute, or subacute, often fatal disease of animals including goats.

It is commonly known as woolsorter’s disease, splenic fever, charbon, and milzbrand.

It’s caused by bacillus anthracis, a gram positive, capsulated, non motile, aerobic, spore-forming, rod shaped bacterium.


  •  Goats are infected by ingestion of food, water or soil contaminated with spores.
  • The infection can also occur through inhalation or a braided skin and oral mucosa.
  • Mechanical transmission by biting insects and wild animals.


  • Fever,
  • congestion of mucus membranes,
  • increased heart rate,
  • reduced milk production/ blood tingled milk,
  • blood discharges,
  • diarrhea,
  • abortion e.t.c


  • Penicillin,
  • oxytetracycline,
  • vaccination.

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