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Almost 1,000 cattle die suddenly in Santa Fe, Argentina

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The high temperatures, humidity and the suspicion of toxins in the food as a predisposing factor caused the death of a thousand cattle in at least four Santa Fe feedlots at the beginning of this 2019. The cases, which started by dripping and accelerated with the passing of hours, were detected in the towns of Chañar Ladeado and Cafferata.

The phenomenon, formally attributed to heat stress of animals, also puts on the table the system of “fattening to farmyard” that spread in the country as livestock counterpart of the advance of genetically modified crops and use of agrochemicals in agriculture.

Professionals who work for the producers attributed the sudden death of a few thousand young bullocks between 250 and 300 kilos to the heat as the main cause. Biological and chemical analyzes added as a factor the presence of a fungus in fescue seeds, one of the pastures used in animal feed. Ramiro Aramburu, area veterinarian and director of consulting company that provides services to one of the feedlots affected, said the problem began on 1 or January.

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More than 33,000 cattle and 45 people killed and also 17,400 homes destroyed by flooding in Niger, Africa

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Forty-five people have died in the arid west African country of Niger in flooding since June, and nearly 209 000 have been affected, the UN said on Tuesday.

The rains destroyed nearly 17 400 homes, killed more than 33 000 livestock and damaged crops, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said.

Nearly 8 000 hectares of millet, maize and bean fields were inundated, it said.

The government had given a far lower figure, citing 469 people affected.

The three-month rainy season is coming to an end but it has caused flooding in many areas, including in the desert north.

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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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150 cattle dead from anthrax in 3 villages in Turkey

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Anthrax was first found in cattle imported from Brazil before the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, causing the death of 50 cattle on a farm in Ankara province.

Hospitals in İstanbul and Sivas also detected anthrax in nine people who were sent for medical screening.

In another case in Bitlis, more than 100 cattle died in one day from anthrax.

According to reports in the Turkish media, the cattle import agreement with Brazil omitted a health inspection of the animals by Turkish officials.

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5,000 cattle dead due to cold and snow in Cochabamba, Bolivia

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The Deputy Minister of Civil Defense, Carlos Bru, reported that at least 5,000 heads of camelid livestock died in La Paz, Oruro and Potosí due to snowfall last weekend. 25 municipalities of the country were affected by inclement weather.

In Cochabamba, the situation of the different municipalities is still being assessed, he added. However, the head of the Risk Management Unit of the Government, Óscar Soriano, said that the crops of some 20 municipalities were affected by snowfall.

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3.2 MILLION livestock dead due to heatwave throughout Korea

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The continuing heat wave has claimed the lives of millions of livestock across the country.

Nonghyup Property and Casualty Insurance said that, as of Wednesday, it had received reports of the deaths of three-million-232-thousand livestock due to the hot weather this year resulting in an estimated total loss of 17-point-three billion won.

They include three-million chickens, 176-thousand ducks and 14-thousand pigs.

An official of the insurer said two-point-19 million livestock, or about two thirds of the affected animals, died during a two-week period following the onset of the heat wave on July eleventh.

Farms in North Jeolla Province were hit hardest, reporting the deaths of 881-thousand livestock, followed by South Chungcheong at 593-thousand and South Jeolla at 545-thousand.

Around 95 percent of the farmhouses across the country are subscribing to the animal disaster insurance policy from Nonghyup or the National Agricultural Cooperative Federation.

The central government covers 50 percent of the insurance premiums, while local governments can provide additional financial assistance to the policy’s subscribers.

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30,000 cattle dead due to cold in Peru

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Almost 300 thousand head of cattle in Puno and more than 75 thousand in Apurímac will receive attention from the Agro Rural program (of the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation), as part of the plan to counteract the frosts that hit several regions of the southern highlands.

The care consists of the delivery of kits of medicines and supplements for animals, in order to reduce morbidity and mortality rates in cattle and camelids in South America.

According to the recent reports of the National Institute of Civil Defense (Indeci), 29,896 livestock have been lost and 2,200,000 have been affected in high areas. Only in the Puno region have died more than 12 thousand animals in recent weeks due to frost .

So far there are more than 407 thousand people affected, according to statistics from Indeci.

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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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