Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) officials confirmed on Sept. 16 the discovery of anthrax in a white-tailed deer in Kinney County 12 miles east of Bracketville. The premises has been quarantined and TAHC rules require proper disposal of affected carcasses and vaccination of livestock on the premises.
Anthrax is a bacterial disease caused by Bacillus anthracis, a naturally occurring organism with worldwide distribution. Anthrax periodically emerges in southwestern Texas. A vaccine is available for use in susceptible livestock in high risk areas.
Source: Texas Animal Health Commission