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News: Eight herdsmen’s cattle killed in Katsina

News: Eight herdsmen’s cattle killed in Katsina

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An outbreak of Contagious Bovine pleura Pneumonia, CBPP, a deadly cattle disease, has been reported in Katsina State.

At least thirteen cows have died as a result of the disease.


The outbreak was discovered over the weekend in Hayin Sheka, Sabuwar Kasa in Kafur and Musawa Local Government Areas with 10 and three cattle confirmed dead respectively.

The Director, Veterinary Services in the State’s Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Dr. Isa Abba confirmed the development to newsmen on Tuesday.

According to him, the outbreak occurred in the state as a result of some cattle herders who went on grazing and returned to the state with the disease.

Dr. Abba said the animals were vaccinated with drugs such as CBPP, Tysoline injections, long-acting antibiotics, Albendazole, and multivitamin injection among others.


He said, “We got information about the outbreak in Kafur from his neighbors who told us the man went on greener pasture in Kwara State and came back with the disease. We isolated the animals to avoid the spread. We report to the state government, investigated and recommended some drugs for vaccination.

“The disease started when he was in that area. We don’t know the casualties. But right here he lost about 10 cattle’s before we intervened last week.

“On that of Musawa, the owner of the cattle’s went for grazing in Bauchi in Kano State. He came back with the same signs. When we interrogated him, he said he spent about eight months there.

“We advised that the cattle rearer should inform the ministry whenever they are going for greener pasture so that we vaccinate them and give them vaccination record.


“They should also report to the ministry on return in order to investigate the animals. We advise them to report promptly any strange disease and symptoms before it escalated.We advise them not patronize quacks but professional doctors of husbandry.

“They should desist from self-medication because there are fake drugs in the markets,” the Veterinary Director cautioned the cattle rearers or herders.”

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