An unknown disease, suspected to be contagious bovine pleuropneumonia, has reportedly killed no fewer than 13 cattle in Sabowar Kasa, Kafur and Musawa local government areas of Katsina State.
The outbreak of the disease, presumably over the weekend, has generated panic among cattle herders in the state who havecalled for quick intervention by the state to halt the spread of the disease.
Dr. Isa Abba, the Director of Veterinary Services in the state Ministry of Agricultureand Natural Resources, who confirmed the outbreak exclusively to our sources said 13 cattle were killed by the disease in the affected communities.
He, however, said the government had put proactive measures in place to prevent the disease from infecting other cattle in the state.
Among the measures was the provision of vaccines like tylosin injection, long-acting antibiotics, multivitamin injections, albendazole, among others.