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100+ cattle dead from cold in Matamoros, Mexico

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The effects of frost recorded in Matamoros left a negative balance in the livestock sector, since until yesterday was the report of death of about 100 animals, including cattle, sheep and goats, although they might be more, as well as economic losses, as it was announced by José Luis Dávila Guerrero.
 
We was very bad, said the President of the Local livestock Association, “because we have been receiving multiple reports of partners, we are talking about at least 70 cattle and calves, but also some 20 ewe lambs and some goats, so it is immediately gave notice” “assurance funds that were to verify and program covers payments”.
 
He described the situation as critical since this carnage and are awaiting that more farmers submit their reports, so that the number of dead animals may increase was registered in just 3 days.
 
However much of the dead cattle was insured against such contingencies, Dávila Guerrero said that economic losses are substantial.
 
Losses were caused by low temperatures and living animals exposed to the outdoors by insufficient infrastructure in the cattle ranches for their protection.
 
In regards to the payment of the insurance coverages, Dávila Guerrero said that once affected producers, around 12, reported to the livestock Association and is to the assurance Fund is processed.
 
“Already were the verifiers to verify the Affectations, payments shall be made only in those cases in which the animals were aretados, which is mostly cattle and calves as well as ewe lambs,” he added.
 
In regards to the goats, he said that the deaths will not be covered since their owners are not obliged to give the arete requires Sagarpa and which is prerequisite for recourse to the funds of insurance protection.
Courtesy of elmanana.com.mx
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Hundreds of cattle killed by wildfires in La Pampa, Argentina

The fire destroyed more than 50,000 hectares. The video and photos were submitted by Andrés Laburu, responsible for “The viewpoint of Hucal” field located in General Acha, head city of Utracán Department, in the province of La Pampa.
 
Not only there were already two human losses, but that fire swept thousands upon thousands of acres and killed hundreds of animals. The shocking images were sent by Andrés Laburu, is the owner of the firm JBA S.A, which burned the 7,000 hectares and lost around 100 animals, while in the area looking for a similar amount.
 
According to civil defense in a statement said the rural fires affected in the months of November and December 2016, 555.231 hectares. In the same months of 2017 reached 124.269 say and expected the figure to continue climbing.
Courtesy of infopico.com
 

Hundreds of cattle found dead in Ganjam, India

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“There have been no visible symptoms. The cattle are found dead everywhere in forest, riverside, canals, hills and farmlands in the village. This condition has been occurring for the last three days,” locals said.
 
The deadly issue came to the fore after the affected farmers brought the matter to the notice of Berhampur sub-collector. Surprisingly, the veterinary department has failed to tackle the disease as the cause of the outbreak of the disease is yet to be ascertained.
 
The unknown epidemic has spread panic among locals who held the administration responsible. Among the many farmers who had lost their cattle were Jagili Gouda, Bauri Gouda, Dhaneswar Pradhan, Balram Pradhan, Sudam Pradhan, L Panda, L Seemanchal, Narsingh Gouda, M Andha, D Bijay, K Trinath and M Kameshu.
 
According to locals, there are four cowsheds in the area. Locals of Lalmenda, Patigobindpur, Gumabirsinghpur and Birmekhpur under Lalmenunda panchayat keep over 700 cows in the shed.
 
The locals have appointed four caretakers in the cowsheds — M Andha, D Bijay, K Trinath and M Kameshu. More than 100 cattle have died in the last three days, the caretakers claimed adding that at least 20-25 cattle die every day.
 
On several occasions, locals had written to the block and also the district administration for construction of a permanent cowshed, but to no avail. They presumed that the cattle died due to continuous exposure to incessant rain caused by depression over Bay of Bengal.
 
On the orders of sub-collector, a team from Nuapada veterinary department reached the village and took stock of the situation. “Due to lack of a permanent cowshed, the cattle have been surviving under rain that is causing the death,” Nuapada veterinary doctor Subhasish Mallick said.
Courtesy of orissapost.com

Hundreds of cattle dead due to wild fires in Portugal

Hundreds of cattle dead due to wild fires in Portugal

Hundreds of fish, birds and cattle were found dead in communities of Francisco Dumont, Brazil

Ten species of fish found dead in the river Riachão, Francisco Dumont, were taken to a lab in Montes Claros, on Wednesday morning (4), through an analysis. The fish are part of a sample of schools that are dying along the river. So far, the dead fish were found in the community wide, Boqueirão, district of Convancas to the community. To all, are 20 kilometers where the fish were found.
 
The Secretariat of Environment of Francisco Dumont was thrown by the Riverside population after a strong HailStorm that occurred on Saturday (30). The Secretary was on the scene, with the President of the Serra do Cabral, and the team found the death of countless chickens, wild birds and cattle. The rain lasted about five minutes and damaged crops, pasture, roofs of houses and Corral. In some parts of the municipality, the hail struck 30 cm tall. No person was injured.
 
“We received several calls and, along with the Serra do Cabral Institute, spent Tuesday inspecting the site; our concern is the water have been contaminated and the Riverside population be impaired. Part of the population believes that the deaths might have occurred due to a thermal shock, since there was ice buildup. But we need to confirm the motive, technically, to preserve the people and the animals that survived and if hydrate with water from the River, “explained the Secretary, Mehdi Rosa Lee.
 
The city of Francisco Dumont issued a statement advising the population living along the river not to consume water or fish from the River, until the report is issued. Civil Defence is in town and will provide water in tanker trucks to the population, in partnership with the city. Still no prediction of when the report is ready.
 
The Attorney General’s Office and the secretariat will operate and GIMS ISC to monitor the case. There is suspicion that, with the rains, the pesticides to crops in the region have reached the river. “The Institute was created in 2007 to fight environmental crimes. We are following the case to assist in procedures of determination of what happened with the fish, “said the President of the Office, Genésio Adam Fonseca filho, President of Codema of Francisco Dumont.
Courtesy of g1.globo.com

Hundreds, possibly thousands of cattle dead from storm in Texas, USA

Texas agricultural officials fear thousands of cattle may have died in the aftermath of Harvey, resulting in losses to ranchers of tens of millions of dollars.
 
With more than 1.2 million head, the counties affected by Harvey are home to 1 in 4 of all beef cows in Texas, the nation’s largest producer.
 
Officials are still tallying the damages, but one report said that 250 cows were found in a pile after being washed down the Colorado River. Others found alive are often hungry, thirsty and worn out.
 
“We’re finding cattle in waist-deep water,” said Sid Miller, Texas Agriculture commissioner. “But when we try to drive them to dry ground, many of them just collapse, they’re so exhausted.”
 
For those that do survive the rescue, standing in water for days can cause stress or illness.
 
Dr. Dan Posey, a veterinarian and clinical professor with the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, said cattle standing in water will have weakened skin and hooves that are susceptible to infection. And the stresses of prolonged standing, lack of food and no drinkable water could make the cattle susceptible to respiratory disease.
 
“Not all of them will recover even though they were rescued,” Posey said.
Courtesy of beaumontenterprise.com

Mass die off of livestock due to storm in Baja California, Mexico

Livestock dies in the Municipality of Loreto, due to the impact of the tropical storm Lidia, which lashed the state during last week.
 
When beginning to re-establish communication with the rancherías of the Municipality of Loreto, terrestrial data on the death of cattle mainly goat are beginning to know, a situation that will be a serious blow to the economy of families.
 
Since after the drought they were facing, the presence of the natural phenomenon Lidia, and its strong impact in this region, ended with the lives of many animals.
 
As we were told by ranchers of this region goat cattle died in many ranches due to the cold caused by the water and the strong winds, in the case of the greater cattle the death of these occurred because the animals were dragged by the streams, in both cases the number of dead animals has not been fully counted.
 
So far it is known that in the areas of Santa Cruz, Hutamote, San Juan Londó and San Javier, there is a loss of animals by the ranchers.
Courtesy of elsudcaliforniano.com.mx

300+ animals dead due to flooding in a national park in Assam, India

The Assam floods have brought nothing except bad news for the entire country. While over 300 people have been killed in the fresh wave of floods, animals have been the worst sufferers here. Due to flooding in the Kaziranga National Park, around 330 animals have lost their lives.
 
Two successive waves of floods have wreaked havoc over the state of Assam bringing nothing except misery for the residents. As per reports, the casualties includes 250 various species of deer, 22 rhinoceros, a tiger, four wild boars, along with many buffaloes as well as elephants. Not only this, at least 30 percent of Kaziranga remains submerged even now.
 
Two successive wave of floods had caused the Kaziranga massacre. In fact, in the second wave of floods in August, the levels of water had risen to about 10 feet wherein it had become quite a task to catch and save the animals. In the first wave of floods itself, than 100 animals had been killed.
 
Not only this, the infrastructure at the National Park has suffered immense damage as well. Along with anti poaching camps, many of wooden bridges have also been badly damaged along with a few even being washed away.
 
While rainfall activity has witnessed a decrease, it will take a while for the life of people in Assam to come back to normal as many areas continue to remain inundated.
Courtesy of skymetweather.com

2,474 cattle have died, ‘reason unknown’ in Chuquisaca, Bolivia

The mayor of Macharetí, Eduviges Chambaye, confirmed on Thursday that 2,474 heads of cattle died in no more than a month due to unknown causes, a sanitary situation that alarmed the cattlemen of that region of Chaco de Chuquisaca.
 
“The official data that the professionals of the municipality of Macaharetí, the Government of Chuquisaca and the Senasag (National Service of Agricultural Health and Food Safety) made a total of 2,474 livestock,” he told reporters.
 
Chambaye detailed that 16,000 cattle are in that risk zone, of which 873 are sick, 253 farms or corrals that were inspected by the technicians of these three institutions.
 
He argued that two of three laboratory tests ensure that the massive death of cattle is due to hemoparasites, intoxication and clostridiosis, which are fatal diseases affecting cattle.
 
These results correspond to the Laboratory of Investigation and Diagnostic Veterinary (Lidivet) of Santa Cruz and to the Integral Agricultural Laboratory Villa Montes, Tarija, respectively, added.
 
While the Laboratory of Water, Soils and Plants of the Gabriel René Moreno University of Santa Cruz, will just deliver the final results tomorrow, Friday, as it is a function of a cognitive test on mice, complement.
 
Macharetí has ​​an approximate area of ​​nine thousand square kilometers and is located at a distance of 450 kilometers from the city of Sucre.
Courtesy of fmbolivia.com.bo