A Victorian farm is in quarantine after a suspected case of deadly anthrax disease, the second case in the area in just over a week.
Agriculture Victoria confirmed on Saturday that a farm in Nyah, in the state’s northwest, has been quarantined and a suspected infected carcass destroyed.
Results from testing are expected on Sunday and an Agriculture Victoria team will remain at the property until “no further infected animals are detected”.
All at-risk animals have also been vaccinated.
The latest suspected case comes after a 34 sheep died at a Swan Hill farm on March 3, with testing confirming anthrax was present in one of the sheep.
Anthrax is a bacterial infection commonly found in the soil during hot, dry conditions and it causes a rapid death once animals are affected.