How can anthrax be treated?
The anthrax bacterium is susceptible to a number of antibiotics. Currently the antibiotic of choice in humans is Cipro (ciprofloxacin). Treatment is highly effective in the early stages of infection. Can my cat be vaccinated against anthrax? There is currently no commercial anthrax vaccine available for cats or dogs, although a number of vaccines of varying effectiveness have been produced starting with the pioneer work of Louis Pasteur in the 1880s. Vaccines have been used in some parts of the world for domestic livestock and for humans employed in high-risk occupations. Page URL: http://www.sniksnak.com/cathealth/anthrax.html Resource References: This client information sheet is based on material written by Ernest E. Ward Jr., DVM. © Copyright 2005 Lifelearn Inc. Used with permission under license. February 28, 2009. Click on tiny printer image to print text content only. Your donation goes to the expenses for our feral cat colony and foster cats and dogs’ food, upkeep, and medical c