Loss of livestock in South Africa

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12.09.12.Nkangala, Mpumalanga — Mpumalanga Department of Agriculture is investigating the recent deaths of at least 29 head of cattle in the Nkangala region.

"Farmers have reported that they began to see their sick animals in the past few days," spokesman Bheki Nyathikazi said in a statement on Wednesday.

In cattle, as reported, loss of coordination and muscle control, including death. Samples were collected from the carcasses to determine the exact cause of death.

Although deaths have been investigated, the department said livestock area was generally in poor condition at this time of year. This was due to lack of pasture and grassland fires caused by drought.

Source: iol.co.za , blondy-2009.livejournal

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