25. Anthrax

  1. Dolores Gavier-Widén2,3,
  2. J. Paul Duff4 and
  3. Anna Meredith5
  1. Antonio Fasanella Dr, PhD

Published Online: 30 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118342442.ch25

Infectious Diseases of Wild Mammals and Birds in Europe

Infectious Diseases of Wild Mammals and Birds in Europe

How to Cite

Fasanella, A. (2012) Anthrax, in Infectious Diseases of Wild Mammals and Birds in Europe (eds D. Gavier-Widén, J. P. Duff and A. Meredith), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118342442.ch25

Editor Information

  1. 2

    National Veterinary Institute (SVA), Uppsala, Sweden

  2. 3

    Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden

  3. 4

    Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency, (AHVLA) Diseases of Wildlife Scheme, Penrith, UK

  4. 5

    Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Author Information

  1. Istituto Zooprofi lattico Sperimentale of Puglia and Basilicata, Foggia, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 31 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405199056

Online ISBN: 9781118342442



  • anthrax, and bacterium Bacillus anthracis;
  • anthrax (Charbon, Milzbrand), infectious disease;
  • Bacillus anthracis, Gram-positive, aerobic, capsulated;
  • herbivores, susceptible to anthrax;
  • anthrax, transmission through spore ingestion;
  • Bacillus anthracis, proliferation/dissemination in hosts;
  • Bacillus anthracis pathogenic, capsule and toxic complex;
  • lesions in septicaemic anthrax, oedema/haemorrhage/necrosis;
  • ruminants, acute/hyperacute, post mortem decomposition, marked bloating;
  • veterinary vaccines for anthrax, from strains of B. anthracis


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