Anthrax in captive carnivores in Ibadan, Nigeria
Ikede, B. O.Falade, S.Golding, R. R.
Journal of Wildlife Diseases
Pathology and Microbiology
Between 20 and 22 June 1974, three captive carnivores (two genets, Genetta sp. and one caracal, Felis caracal) died suddenly in the University of Ibadan Zoological Garden without previous signs of illness. Bacillus anthracis was isolated from their blood and tissues. The organism was highly pathogenic to laboratory animals. The disease was believed to have been contracted from meat fed the animals.