Smallpox infects animals in Leribe

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Smallpox infects animals in Leribe
Smallpox infects animals in Leribe

Africa-Press – Lesotho. There was a vaccination of cattle, donkeys and horses in the village of Ha Nyenye, Maputsoe on Wednesday last week, where the animals are thought to have contracted smallpox. The suspicion is that the disease is caused by frequent heavy rains these days.

Maputsoe Local Government candidate Mr Mahlapholane Rantsoti says since the torrential rains, there has been a lot of damage in villages and homes where houses have collapsed, saying roads are damaged and animals are dying.

die from rain. He explained that in the past few months he had received several reports from cattle ranchers lamenting their pets dying of smallpox. “This smallpox is caused by a lot of green matter caused by heavy rains and today we decided to get a vaccine to prevent cattle owners from losing their livestock.

, ”He said. He also mentioned that they would also be vaccinating dogs against rabies, and that they would be vaccinated every year. An animal farmer, Mr Renang Lekhanya, said he had lost a cow two months ago to the epilepsy.

He went on to say that the symptoms that appeared in his animal when he realized he had contracted the disease were when he refused to graze, he seemed to lose strength due to not eating and trembling.

“We are very proud of the initiative taken by our chief and our local government candidate to get us vaccinated for our animals from the agricultural sector,” he said. Lekhanya says the vaccine will greatly protect their cows, which have not been infected as they are infected.

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