LIVESTOCK OWNERS URGED TO VACCINATE FOR ANTHRAX

Local Land Services is urging livestock owners to vaccinate their cattle and sheep against anthrax.

The disease, which is caused by bacteria, is fatal to livestock, and can also be transferred to humans.

Veterinarians say symptoms of anthrax can be hard to spot, with many animals appearing to be fine days before their death.

Moree has recently been listed as a high-risk area, along with Albury and Bourke.

“Summer’s our high-risk period. We tend to see, in the warmer weather, a high risk of anthrax. It could be related to thunderstorms and flooding events or earthworks.. anything that disrupts anthrax spores in the soil.”

For more information, contact your nearest Local Land Services.

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Isobella Evans is a journalist with NBN News in Tamworth, NSW. After writing her first story at age twelve about an adventurous beach ball, she quickly discovered her love for writing. Since then, she has graduated from a Bachelor in Communication at the University of Newcastle and worked as a journalist for the Sydney Royal Easter Show and as a columnist for a Central Coast publication. NBN News is Isobella's first full-time television role, and she is loving every minute of it.