Foot-and-mouth disease: 30% of Algeria cattle population destroyed in four years


The foot-and-mouth disease destroyed over 30% of the cattle population in Algeria in four years, the head of the Algerian Veterinary Association (EVA), Bendenia Saada told APS said Wednesday in Oran (341 km west of Algiers).

Speaking on the sidelines of the First Maghreb veterinary area, which was held from 18 to 19 September in Oran, the official said that “the foot-and-mouth disease that has affected different regions of the country during the last four years, has reduced by one third of the number of cattle herd “.

According to him, significant losses have also been recorded by the poultry industry, because of the bird flu and avian infectious laryngotracheitis, without specifying the volume of these losses.

As a reminder, a few weeks before the holiday of Eid Al Adha, known for the large number of animals sacrificed on this occasion, foot-and-mouth disease had hit dozens of livestock heads in several wilayas of the country.





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