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Anthrax Spores in Hay Crop?

posted by Horse Owner Today    |   March 16, 2011 07:10

Q1:  I have heard that if hay is harvested in an area that has had anthrax previously, this hay can have anthrax spores in it.  Is this true?”Hay from an anthrax area has the chance of having anthrax spores in it and if you source hay from suspect areas you should vaccinate.  On the other hand if you have hay from sloughs and flooded haylands where anthrax has been recently diagnosed you should not be selling it.

 

Q2:  "If this is true, then I will need to vaccinated my herd to prevent them contracting anthrax even though I live in an anthrax free area”

 

A:  "Hay from an anthrax area has the chance of having anthrax spores in it and if you source hay from suspect areas you should vaccinate.  On the other hand if you have hay from sloughs and flooded haylands where anthrax has been recently diagnosed you should not be selling it."

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