Foot-mouth disease infects cattle in central province

The Department of Husbandry and Animal Health in the central province of Quang Tri yesterday affirmed the foot and mouth disease occurred in the cattle in Vinh Thanh Commune in Vinh Linh District infecting 12 buffaloes and cows.

Health authority instructed people to isolate the cattle to treat them and disinfect on the environment. It also warned people of the possibility of the disease because of weather; moreover, the disease could spread amongst pigs.

Farmers should pay attention to the health and nutrition of the cattle.  If the cattle has such symptoms including ulcer in their mouth or hoof , farmers should inform health authority to provide timely treatment and take preventive measures.

By Van Thang – translated by Uyen Phuong

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