Antibiótico: Tratamiento de enfermedades infecciosas causadas por bacterias como Neumonías, Carbón Sintomático, Edema maligno, Enterotoxemias, Ántrax, . Anthrax in cattle in southern Brazil: Carbúnculo hemático em bovinos no sul do Brasil: Ana Lucia SchildI,; Elisa Simone V. SallisII;. El ántrax es una infección provocada por una bacteria. Aunque se ve sobre todo en animales de pasto, como ovejas, cerdos, cabras, caballos y bueyes.

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Anthrax is a highly fatal infectious disease caused by Bacillus anthracisa Gram- positive, aerobic, encapsulated bacillus which produces spores that in favorable conditions can persist in the environment for decades before infecting the host.

The aim of this paper is to report outbreaks of anthrax, from January to Marchin southern Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

Anthrax – an overview. Diagnosis can be reliably made with the polychromatic methylene blue staining of blood or exudates smears. Carter in the revision of the manuscript is kindly acknowledged.

The lack of vaccination may have been responsible for the occurrence of primary cases of the disease after exposure to a primary source, such as soil from an old anthrax grave. The liver was moderately enlarged, with a yellowish or dark color. antraax

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Data of the municipality and season of occurrence of the disease, age and breed of affected animals, and the use of anthrax vaccines on the farms were recorded. The disease occurs in all South American countries and Mexico.

This situation appeared to be confirmed regarding Outbreak 7 antraz the farmer mentioned that the disease occurred more than 30 years ago, and after many years of vaccination this practice was abandoned.

Sallis II vacuno Mauro P. The veterinarian involved with Outbreak 10 reported the death of 50 adult cattle and 8 calves. In Table 2the meteorological data from the area where outbreaks occurred are reported. The source of infection was not established; but the reduced rainfall, associated with low, flat, flooded lands used for agriculture followed by animal grazing after harvest was probably related to the disease occurrence. On the other hand an increase in the number of outbreaks was reported also from Argentina and Uruguay in the last 3 years, between and Rojas et al.


In Outbreaks 1 and 10 the first cattle that died had clinical signs of tick fever and specimens sent to the laboratory were positive for Babesia bovis. Personal communication Dilave Miguel C. The lack of routine vaccination could be the reason for the increase in the number of outbreaks in this period.

Services on Demand Journal. In Outbreak 9 cattle had been vaccinated days before the start of the outbreak.

A spotlight on anntrax. The 10 outbreaks represented 0. Farmers informed that two cattle in Outbreak 4 and one in Outbreak 8 survived after treatment with antibiotics. In Outbreaks 3, 4 and 6 there was no information about vaccination.

In Outbreak 6 cattle had been transported recently from another farm.

An outbreak of anthrax was recorded following the injection of infected blood for immunization against anaplasmosis Radostits et al. Nevertheless, the endemic occurrence in the southern and southeastern region of Rio Grande do Sul suggests that cattle in these regions should be vaccinated annually.

In antfax area there are about 2, cattle and 1, sheep.

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In Outbreak 4 cattle were vaccinated against tick fever days before; anthrax was diagnosed in cattle with acute signs; they did not respond to tetracycline treatment.

If the smears are positive for B. Clinically the peracute form was more frequent, but vacknos some outbreaks the acute form with a clinical manifestation period of hours was also observed.


Diagnosis Blood smears showed large Gram-positive rods, isolated or wn chains, similar to B. Outbreaks 1, 4, 5, 6 and 9 affected years old cattle, but avcunos two of those outbreaks 1 and 5animals 4 years old or older were also affected. Ten outbreaks of anthrax were confirmed from January to Marchrepresenting 0. Accepted for publication on July 15, Because Bacillus anthracis -like wn were observed in the polychromatic methylene blue stain of blood smears Fig. Only one farmer reported that sheep and horses were also affected.

Those outbreaks started in and were markedly seasonal; 18 of them occurred from January to March Rojas et al. Necropsies are not recommended because spores are formed in the presence of air with consequent danger of infecting both humans and animals and contaminating the environment, possibly for years. Ten outbreaks of anthrax occurred in cattle from to in southern Brazil, in 5 municipalities on the border with Uruguay, a country where the disease is frequent.

Outbreaks were numbered from 1 to 10 in chronologic order. Outbreaks of anthrax are frequent in tropical and subtropical countries with high annual rainfalls. These specimens or the bacteria isolated were also inoculated into guinea pigs or mice subcutaneously or in wntrax by scarification of the tail. In Outbreaks 1 and 5 cattle were vaccinated annually against anthrax, but Outbreak 1 started during annual vaccination. Necropsies were facunos performed in cases of the acute form of the disease in which there was not a suspicion of anthrax, and in cases in which a previous diagnosis of tick fever was made.