Some two hundred animals annihilated because of foot and mouth disease in eastern Kazakhstan
Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 27 / Trend E. Kosolapova/
Some two hundred animals were annihilated in Urjar district in Eastern Kazakhstan region, where quarantine was declared last week due to an outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD), Novosti-Kazakhstan reported referring to the regional department for emergency situations.
"Some130 heads of cattle and 96 heads of small cattle infected with FMD were annihilated in infection nidus as Dec. 26, 5:00 p.m," the statement said.
Moreover, roughly 100,000 animals were vaccinated in the area.
Foot-and-mouth disease is an infectious and sometimes fatal viral disease that affects cloven-hoofed animals, including domestic. The virus causes a high fever for two or three days, followed by blisters inside the mouth and on the feet that may rupture and cause lameness.