Anthrax


Definition of Anthrax
(Scientific name: Bacillus anthracis)

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Rodshaped gram-positive bacteria, spread from contaminated food, clay (mudbath) or water.

Syndroms:
  • Skin form (common in India)
  • Intestinal form (Zoos and parks)
Caracterics
  • Sudden death
  • High fever
  • Tremors
  • Lethargy
  • Colic
  • Swellings
  • Foam and blood from body openings
Diagnosis:
  • Blood smears show capsules with the bacteria
Treatment:
  • Penicillin

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Reference list Koehl, Dan, (2021). Anthrax. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 September 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/index.php?id=193. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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