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Rare Disease Kills Cattle in Gutu

03 April 2019

ZIMBABWE - Farmers in Gutu have raised a red flag over a rare disease that has killed over 100 cattle in the district ravaged by Cyclone Idai.

Masvingo Beef Association provincial chairman Robert Makado said the situation was dire.

Some farmers no longer have cattle.

Mr Makado said reports suggested that unscrupulous butchery operators were buying the carcasses for a song and selling meat to unsuspecting villagers.

He appealed to the department of veterinary services to be on the lookout for such business people.

"We are receiving reports from our members in Gutu that a rare diseases killing cattle has invaded the district.

"More than 100 cattle have been lost to this disease as farmers woke up to find their cattle dead every morning," said Mr Makado.

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Source: The Herald

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