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70 cattle dead due to disease in Ciudad Fernandez, Mexico

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The drought is doing this every year, although so far lost 70 heads of cattle through diseases caused by the cold said the president of the local livestock union, Marcelo Hemandez Gutierrez.
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Dozens of cattle dying due to disease in Oaxaca, Mexico

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The sudden death of several cattle in the municipality of Asunción Ixtaltepec, set alarms among cattle producers.
They called the sector, federal and State authorities so that they address the problem that threatens to wipe out the herd in the region of the isthmus.
The condition in the livestock are now known to be evil’s palette and fatal. It was detected just a week and so far, they have registered about 20 head of cattle that have died from the disease, according to the farmer Jorge Toledo.
They ensure that livestock lost mobility in the rear legs, which makes it impossible it to walk; causes it fever and significant pain; and three days after you die.
On Monday arrived in this municipality staff of the Secretariat of agriculture, livestock, Rural Development, fishing and food (Sagarpa) and the Secretariat for development agriculture fisheries and aquaculture (Sedapa) to coordinate the actions that will be for to combat the outbreak of this disease.
Coordinator in the area, Víctor Manuel Ángeles Hernández, Sagarpa recommended that farmers in the region vaccinating cattle and sheep against the evil’s palette, a disease that fatally attacking cattle and sheep, once the disease is contracted during the you Winter mporada.
He asked farmers act immediately applying the vaccine to protect cattle and also prevent the spread of the I derriengue or anger paralytic that affects the States of Veracruz, Tabasco and Chiapas.
And while this disease is not transmitted to humans, he recommended people not to eat meat or other derivatives of the cattle sick.
Producers of Asunción Ixtaltepec, asked officials to search mechanisms so that they have facilities and they can acquire the vaccine against the evil of palette, since the figure surpasses the thousand heads of cattle.
They say that only in this way can vaccinate their cattle and immunize them against the threat posed by this deadly disease to the Oaxacan cattle.
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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 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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2 MILLION cattle dead due to ‘devastating drought’ in Ethiopia

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has said that two million animals have been lost to a “devastating” drought in Ethiopia.
The UN agriculture agency said that the drought had devastated herders’ livelihoods as it exhausted pastures and water sources.
It said the current food and nutrition crisis was significantly aggravated by the severe blow to pastoral livelihoods.
“For livestock-dependent families, the animals can literally mean the difference between life and death – especially for children, pregnant and nursing mothers, for whom milk is a crucial source of nutrition. With up to two million animals lost so far, FAO is focusing on providing emergency livestock support to the most vulnerable pastoralist communities through animal vaccination and treatment, supplementary feed and water, rehabilitating water points, and supporting fodder and feed production”.
FAO stressed that supporting the herders to get back on their feet and prevent further livestock losses was crucial in the Horn of Africa country, where hunger had been on the rise.
“The drought has led to a significant number of animals dying or falling ill, particularly in the southern and south-eastern regions of the country, as other areas recover from previous seasons’ El Niño-induced drought,” the UN agency warned.
It also said that drought-hit pastoralists were facing reduced milk production, rising malnutrition, and had limited income-earning capacity and severely constrained access to food.
Abdoul Bah, FAO Deputy Representative in Ethiopia, said “Some 8.5 million people – one in 12 people – are now suffering from hunger; of these, 3.3 million people live in Somali Region.
“It is crucial to provide this support between now and October – when rains are due – to begin the recovery process and prevent further losses of animals. If we don’t act now, hunger and malnutrition will only get worse among pastoral communities.”
According to Bah, by providing supplementary feed and water for livestock, while simultaneously supporting fodder production, FAO seeks to protect core breeding animals and enable drought-hit families to rebuild their livelihoods.
In addition to FAO-supported destocking and cash-for-work programmes to provide cash for families, he said animal health campaigns would be reinforced to protect animals, particularly before the rain sets in – when they are at their weakest and more susceptible to parasites or infectious diseases.
Bah said FAO urgently required $20 million between August and December to come to the aid of Ethiopia’s farmers and herders.
“FAO has already assisted almost 500,000 drought-hit people in 2017 through a mix of livestock feed provision, de-stocking and animal health interventions,” he said. .
The support was courtesy of the Ethiopia Humanitarian Fund, Switzerland, Spain and Sweden through FAO’s Special Fund for Emergency and Rehabilitation Activities, the UN Central Emergency Response Fund, as well as FAO’s own Early Warning Early Action fund and Technical Cooperation Programme.
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