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100+ livestock killed by lightning in Rajouri village, Kashmir, India #Cattle #Kashmir #India

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A few nomadic families of Bakerwal community, en route seasonal migration towards hilly areas, suffered a major loss on Tuesday after more than a hundred sheep and goats were killed in the lightening and thunderstorms in a village of Rajouri.

Officials told that three nomadic families from Kalakote Tehsil were on their seasonal move; they were spending the night under an open sky in Potha village of Rajouri when the lightning and thunderstorms struck about 2 AM in the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday.

“More than one hundred goat and sheep were killed in the incident triggering loss of lakhs for the poor families.” they said.

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110 #goats dead, ‘a mystery’ in #Ramban, #Kashmir, #India

Over a hundred animals of a goatherd have died under mysterious circumstances in Ramban town, puzzling the officers of the sheep husbandry department.

Muhammad Haneif, a resident of Halla Dhandrath, at present Ashari Nai Basti, Ramban, claimed that more than one hundred of his goats have died due to some mysterious disease in Nai Basti of Ramban town, since the past three days.

The doctors of the sheep husbandry department have been unable to detect the cause of death. “We have collected samples from the dead animals to ascertain the cause behind their death. As soon as the results come, we will have a better picture,” a sheep husbandry officer said.

Sheep husbandry officer, Ramban, Dr Vikas Gupta, while talking to Greater Kashmir, said that the department has not received any complaint regarding an epidemic from any area. “We are, however, unable to understand the cause behind 110 goats of a single goatherd dying.”

He added, “The department has summoned experts from Jammu. They will also collect samples from the dead goats to ascertain the real cause behind the deaths.”

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400 kangeroos and 150 goats killed by hailstorm in New South Wales, Australia

16.10.18 Dead Kangeroos & Goats In Australia

PHOTO: Hundreds of animals, including goats and kangaroos, were killed by hail in far-west NSW. (Supplied: Tegan Langford)

A flash storm that ripped through parts of drought ravaged Far West New South Wales has left a trail of death and destruction for two grazier families.

Up to 400 kangaroos were found dead on Avondale station near Broken Hill, with the neighbouring property left to clean up over $20,000 worth of dead stock.

Tegan Langford said what began as joy and elation over the much-needed rain, later turned into utter disbelief.

“It was very eerie down there. It looked like something out of a movie where they say the world is going to end. Everything was just dead.”

Tegan and her husband David own Ktank Station, 30 kilometres east of Broken Hill.

The Langfords, like many grazing families in the Far West, were desperately waiting for the rain that lashed the region a week ago.

They did not know, however, that with the rain came a hail storm that killed more than 400 kangaroos and 150 goats.

“We received 18mm of rain at the house, which we were over the moon about, but it wasn’t until a couple of days later that we realised how bad the damage was,” she said.

“We were out mustering a paddock that was next door to our goat paddock when we started to see dead roos and goats for no reason.”

Ms Langford said the hardest part was facing the financial loss after enduring the hardship of a dry winter. Each fully grown Boer goat is worth up to $150 and could weigh in at 36 kilograms.

“We’ve worked so hard and put so much money into feed and it all gets taken away with in a 15-minute storm. We thought there might have been some goats that hadn’t died, but we couldn’t find any.”

“In the end, I was just grateful none of us had been caught in it and that it hadn’t come over the house,” she said.

The Langfords’ neighbours, Sue and Kym Andrews from Avondale station, said they had never witnessed a storm that caused such destruction.

“I’ve been here for 37 years and we haven’t had anything like that. To have the hail still underneath the bushes 14 or 16 hours later … it’s incredible, really,” Ms Andrews said.

Greg Curran has been a veterinarian for more than 30 years and has worked closely with wildlife in isolated parts of western New South Wales and Queensland.

He said he had never seen anything like this before.

“I’ve done a lot of work with kangaroos and kangaroo deaths since the late 1990s, and I’ve never heard of large numbers of kangaroos and goats being killed in this number before,” Mr Curran said.

“In a storm, the animals can get quite disoriented about where they are and what is going on; it would have been quite chaotic for them at the time of the hail storm,” he said.

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Hundreds of cattle have died of unknown disease in Lakhimpur, India

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Hundreds of cows and goats have been dying for the last six months in Subansiri Chapori of Lakhimpur district of diseases unknown to the local herders.

The river islands of Subansiri has a large number cattle farms, locally known as khuti, where thousands of buffaloes, cows and goats are kept by herders for dairy and livestock business. But in the last six months, these animals are dying resulting in huge losses caused to the traditional cattle herders in this riverine area.

The herders have informed that their animals are dying after grazing on the grass which remain submerged during the monsoon season following the receding of water level.

“This phenomenon has been observed in the last three years and this time the number of casualties is much higher,” said the cattle herders.

The worst hit river island this time is Subansiri Chapori where hundreds of cows and goats have died so far in the last few days.

“Many goats have been found with infected faces which are very unusual,” said a local herder.

The affected cattle herders of Subansiri Chapori have asked the authorities concerned to investigate the causes of this unknown disease and the quality of the river water for the security of their diary and livestock business.

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Massive death of livestock in Casitas, Peru

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So far this year more than 400 head of cattle between goats and cattle have died due to lack of water resources, dehydration and other diseases, said the technical secretary of civil defense of the District Municipality of Casitas, Jaime Moraira Olaya, in the Tumbes region .

Similarly, said that about 12 thousand heads of livestock and more than 2,000 families would be suffering hardship due to the lack of vital fluid in the area.

“Many of the animals have died because they are consuming the plant commonly called drunkenness, the same that causes affection to their nervous system and causes death, continue to feed on this herb,” ​​he said.

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6,800 livestock dead ‘due to cold’ in Huancavelica, Peru

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The number of animals killed by Frost, and crops damaged because of the rains, are not encouraging. The Huancavelica Regional Council room was the setting for the report of this stark reality, and where it was reported that the death of cattle more than 6 thousand 800 animals and more than 3 thousand hectares of farmland affected.

Dead animals. He was the regional director of Agriculture of Huancavelica, Alberto Rondon pots, who began to report these cases during the regular session that took place yesterday the Huancavelica Regional Council.

The official separated by province and animal group losses, being the province of Tayacaja which was more “hit” by the death of cattle that had a balance of 78 cattle.

Followed is Huaytara with 68 dead cows, Huancavelica with 57, Churcampa with 55, 54 Acobamba, Castrovirreyna with 32 and Angaraes with 11.

According to the list of dead sheep: Huancavelica records 1840, 1030 Churcampa, Huaytará 924, 715 Tayacaja, Acobamba 443, Castrovirreyna 288 and Angaraes 163.

In relation to goats: Huaytara recorded 294 dead animals, Acobamba 181, Churcampa 133, 127 Angaraes, Castrovirreyna 124, Tayacaja 78 and Huancavelica 72.

Finally there is the list of pigs: Tayacaja and Acobamba recorded 24 dead animals, 21 Huancavelica, Castrovirreyna 15, Huaytara 6, Acobamba 5 and Angaraes 3.

“This picture is January 2018 the date. In total there are 6 thousand 867 animals that have died due to climate change and the low temperatures. “The loss in monetary terms amounts to 678 thousand 241.50 Suns”, Rondon said.

Damaged crops. On the other hand, Agriculture did her best. According to the registry that manages the DRAH, were 2 thousand 871.5 hectares which were affected by the rains and 776 hectares were lost due to the above mentioned cause, which makes a total of 3 thousand 647 hectares.

“This record is of barley, potato, corn, dry and green bean amilaceo and pea dry and green beans. “In total there are 2 million 188 thousand 520 soles, in monetary loss”, added the director.

Preventive action. Following this report, Rondón explained that he is directing two projects to reduce livestock and crop losses.

“We are currently implementing five projects, three are from continuity. All of them are to improve agricultural production chains. Even there are two projects that we are managing for the prevention of losses,”he added.

“In my province the loss of animals and crops because of the cold and rain is also noticeable. The Regional Government should seek solutions because this not only the producer is affected, but also buy”, said Claudio Torres, Director of Tayacaja.

“As in all province of the Huancavelica region, Angaraes also there were losses in the agricultural sector due to climate change. The director of the DRAH inform us detail at the session “said Alberto Dávila, Director of Angaraes.

According to the agenda of the second regular meeting of June 2018 of the Regional Council of Huancavelica, Alberto Rondon’s report was the fourth point.

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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.
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Hundreds of animals killed due to wild fires in Pedrogao Grande, Portugal

Nearly half a thousand corpses of animals killed by fireworks in the councils of Castanheira de Pera, Figueiró dos Vinhos, Góis, Pampilhosa da Serra and Pedrogão Grande were collected by the authorities, a figure that is expected to rise, according to official figures.
Asked by the Lusa agency, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development reported that the collection of the corpses of these animals was carried out with “extraordinary character”, at the request of local civil protection authorities, local authorities or the owners themselves.
Until Wednesday, according to veterinarians accompanying the municipal authorities, were collected 477 corpses of animals killed by the fires. 
Most of these animals are pigs: 300 in the municipalities of Pedrógão Grande, six in Castanheira de Pêra and four in Figueiró dos Vinhos.
63 sheep and goats and 20 bovine corpses were collected.
Despite the procedures for collecting and destroying the carcasses of animals that died as a result of the fires being carried out by the owners of the animals, under the supervision of the municipal veterinarians, the ETSA consortium was evacuated to rapidly remove the corpses of the animals. Animals from the places where the fires occurred and the inability of the owners of the affected animals to do so “.
The Ministry of Agriculture believes that these data “will certainly suffer some evolution, given the high number of dying animals that may die and the number of bodies that have not yet been identified or located in the face of the extent of the areas affected by the fires.”
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Dozens of cattle killed by ‘mysterious disease’ in Kurram, Pakistan

A least 40 cows and goats have been killed due to outbreak of a mysterious disease in Toda Cheena area of Central Kurram Agency.
Residents of the small village say every house has been affected due to the disease. Muhammad Saleem, a local resident, told TNN that his three cows expired during the last one week. He said this disease affects healthy cattle within a day or two and kill them.
The area people said the disease has killed 30 cows and 13 goats in the village so far. They demanded the government to send doctors for vaccination of cattle in the area.
Veterinary physician Inzar Gul told TNN that from the symptoms it seems the cattle have been affected from anthrax disease. However, he said it could be verified only after tests.
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Drought kills 130,000 livestock in Tanzania, Africa

Over 130,000 livestock have died in Tanzania due to the drought that hit the country in the 2016/2017 financial year, according to a senior official.
Charles Tizeba, Tanzania’s Minister for Agriculture, Livestock, and Fisheries, said Friday that during the fiscal year, the country lost a total of 132,329 due to drought.
He said that drought has killed a total of 102,987 cattle, 14,881 goats, 13,815 sheep and 646 donkeys.
Tanzania is the third country in Africa having a large number of cattle, after Ethiopia and Sudan.
According to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), Tanzania had 25.8 million cattle by early October 2015.
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