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Madagascar: The high bovine mortality persists




Some 25,000 zebu of the district of Vohémar in northern Madagascar and of Ihorombe in the South of the island, have died in more than six months, according to figures from the Malagasy Ministry of Livestock.
 
Malnutrition in the heart of these two regions would be singled out to explain the carnage.
 
The government has responded by providing funds - not yet received - to finance emergency actions in the field.

A budget estimated at 600 million ariary (196.067 euros) would thus be required for the drilling of wells and the contribution of vitamin supplements for livestock.
 
Rural municipalities (Ampondra, Nosibe, Ampisikina, Daraina and Maromokotra) who thrive cattle on their land are affected head-on by this disturbing bovine mortality, as relates the newspaper L'Express of Madagascar.
 
As a reminder, 81,000 cattle would be threatened in term according to the Malagasy regional veterinary authorities.



Antso Rajaona


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