42 cattleheads die of hoof disease in Tarash UZ

Dhaka,  Fri,  21 July 2017
Published : 18 Jun 2017, 21:15:53 | Updated : 19 Jun 2017, 13:01:41
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42 cattleheads die of hoof disease in Tarash UZ

Roving Correspondent
SIRAJGANJ: At least 42 cattleheads died of hoof disease from last week at Choura village of Talsh union council under Tarash upazila of Sirajganj district due to negligence of authority concerned.

According to local sources the hoof disease, locally known as Khura Roge, has broken out across the area from the first week of June. It has already raised a concern among the cattle owners and farmers. The owners of the commercial cattleheads have started shifting them to other places to save them from the disease.

In a recent visit this correspondent found a good number of cattleheads had been attacked with the severe disease in different areas of the upazila. The intensity of the disease is also on the rise in adjoining upazilas of the district. Locals claimed that preventive measures were not taken due time.

Farmer Shariful Islam of Choura village said high temperature, wound at hoof and mouth are the main symptoms of the disease. Another symptom of the disease is the cattleheads get weak to take solid food. Later they eventually die, he added.

"I have sought aid from the local livestock officials before attacking the animals but they are yet to take necessary steps in this regard", said farmer Ali Hasan the village.

Another rearer Abul Hossain Tarash upazila said his five cattleheads have been attacked with the disease on Wednesday last. Of them three cows died on Friday. He said he could not arrange proper treatment for the affected cows yet owing to scarcity of vaccine.

Upazila Livestock Officer Abu Hanif said the disease is most contagious and belongs to the viral group. It spreads rapidly among the healthy cattleheads by air. "We have tried to push vaccine before attacking them but the stock of vaccine is not sufficient", he added.

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