Cattle Disease Outbreak Hits Katsina Kills 13
An outbreak of a cattle disease identified as Contagious Bovine Pleuro Pneumonia, CBPP has struck Katsina State killing thirteen cows.
The outbreak was said to have been recorded over the weekend in Hayin Sheka, Sabuwar Kasa in Kafur Local Government Area and Musawa Local Government with 10 and three cattles confirmed dead respectively.
The Director, Veterinary Services in the State’s Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Dr. Isa Abba who confirmed the development to Vanguard on Tuesday, said the outbreak occurred in the state as a result of some cattle rearers or herders who went on grazing and return to the state with the disease.
Dr. Abba said though the government has since swung into action by intervening and has so far vaccinated about 3,000 in contact with the animals and all those in the surrounding villages of the affected areas. The animals were vaccinated with drugs such as CBPP, Tysoline injections, long-acting antibiotics, Albendazole, and multivitamin injection among others.