About 45 cattle head die of hoof disease in Pachbibi UZ

Dhaka,  Thu,  21 September 2017
Published : 16 Jul 2017, 21:21:01
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About 45 cattle head die of hoof disease in Pachbibi UZ

Roving Correspondent


JOYPURHAT, July 16: At least 45 cattleheads have died within a week due to negligence of animal husbandry department at different villages of Pachbibi upazila of Joypurhat district as the hoof disease has broken out epidemically.

Hundred of poor and marginal people of the upazila depend on rearing cattleheads investing a trifling money round the year, said Sahkhina Begum, 56, wife of Kaisar Ali at Kuatpur village under the upazila. But they are seen passing worried time as their cows are being affected with hoof disease from the last week, she added.

In a recent visit the correspondent found the cow farmers of the Kuatpur, Kehobpur, Satinaly, Rashidpur, Shalua, Damdoma and Railkuli village of the upazila are seen rearing cattlehead but a big number of the healthy cattleheads are being affected with disease everyday.

Farmer Abdel Ali, Mohammad Abdul Ali, Mazed Ali, Hafizu7l Islam, Mabud Ali,  Moffazol Hossain, Abdul Razzak, Ziarul Islam are mostly known as the big merchants of cow across the upazila from last decade. They claim that the animal husbandry department can't come forward to assist the affected farmers. As a result the farmers are not getting expected service of the department at all.

"I have been rearing five cows in my home-based farms investing Tk 2, 50,000 aiming a good profit in this season." said cowboy Abdus Salam, 34, at Kuatpur village of the upazila. He again said, "One of my cows has been affected with the hoof disease last week despite taking care."

Farmer Saharul Alam, 56, at Sukhanpikur village under the upazila said, he has bought two cows from nearby Borderhat with Tk 58,000 to make a profit but he is passing worried time as a cow has been seriously weak for attacked by hoof disease.

Upazila animal husbandry officer Mamunur Rashid said, "We have pushed vaccine of hoof disease last few days back but the amount of the vaccine was less than cows.  Due to scarcity of available vaccination facility we can't bring all cows under vaccination facilities," he added.

"We have sent the blood and stools of affected cows to Dhaka for higher test from the upazila," said Joypurhat regional seeking and research scientist officer A K M Abdur Rahman. "After being confirmed, we will take proper treatment in a full swing," he added.

District Animanl husbandry officer Abdus Salam said, he gave suggestion to keep the affected cattlehead separate from the healthy cows.

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