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Pandemonium as Strange Disease Kills 23 Cows, Infest 63 in Katsina (See Details) 



​In what will come across as a really devastating development, several animals have been killed or affected by a strange disease.

Up to about 23 cows have been killed and 63 others affected by an animal disease locally known as “black-cutter”.

The animals were killed and infected in Musawa Local Government Area of Katsina State.

According to PMNews, the disease was isolated on Aug. 5, 2016, when veterinary officers from the state and local council moved into curve the outbreak.

Alhaji Aliyu Lawal-Doro, the council’s Director of Agriculture confirmed on Monday that the affected cows were from Kaduna State moving to neighbouring Charanchi Local Government in the state.

The official, who spoke through the council’s spokesman, Malam Shuaibu Sa’idu, said when the council officials noticed the high number of deaths, they immediately notified the state veterinary services for urgent intervention.

According to him, state government immediately deployed experts to the area to contain the situation, which is now stable.

He, however, said that veterinary officials and herdsmen in the area have been put on high alert, to avert further outbreak.

The official added that the local council was educating livestock owners on the symptoms of the disease, for them to remain vigilant and report cases promptly.

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