Rabies Kills Cattle in Patate, Ecuador

Posted on June 23, 2011 • Filed under: Agriculture, Ecuador, Health, Latin America Health

According to ElUnvierso.com eight cattle have died in El Triunfo from bovine rabies. Authorities believe that they were contaminated through bat bites. The outbreak of rabies was reported three weeks ago and is being managed by the Ministry of Agriculture’s office in Agrocalidad says providence official, Isabel Barrera. Vaccinations were not available from the start of the outbreak, however Pelileo and Patate clinics gave Agrocalidad 1,000 doses that were administered beginning June 21st. However, officials say that as of Monday 300 animals were immunized. There are about 4,000 cattle in the canton of Patate says health officials. They called for the donation of more vaccines, not only for cattle but also mules, pigs and sheep. All these animals are at risk due to close quarters.Read Article

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