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    Mysterious bovine disease in Blida: At least 40 cows dead and the number of cases explodes

    By Amina Aouadi June 18, 2024 at 5:31 p.m.

    The rural and mountainous regions of Bouinan in the wilaya of Blida are experiencing a situation of maximum alert following the death of at least 40 cows and the recording of other cases of increasing infection , which has sparked the concern of cattle breeders and their fear of the spread of a mysterious epidemic threatening their herds.

    Mr. Mohamed Achour, president of the development and progress association in Amroussa, said they informed the relevant authorities as soon as almost daily increases in the number of dead cows were recorded.

    He added that the symptoms of the disease manifest as a life-threatening fever and that some breeders have tried to treat the animals to no avail, while veterinarians have not yet been able to determine the source or cause of the disease.

    Faced with this situation, teams from the agriculture department took samples from the dead cows to submit them for analysis in a specialized laboratory. Test results are expected today or tomorrow .

    Bovine epidemic in Blida: Concern among breeders in the face of a fatal and unknown disease

    Preliminary suspicions indicate that the illness may be due to a viral infection transmitted through the air or by contact.

    It should be noted that this disease only affected cows , while no cases of infection have been recorded among other livestock.

    While awaiting the results of the analyses, the competent authorities have given advice to breeders and cow owners on the need to respect hygiene measures to limit the spread of the disease. They also requested an accurate census of the number of cows affected.

    On the other hand, Ms. Hjira Belarbi, spokesperson for the Directorate of Agriculture, confirmed that a large cow vaccination campaign was launched before the Eid al-Adha holiday and is still ongoing.

    The source of this mysterious disease and the means to combat it remain an unsolved mystery. Cow breeders, who constitute one of the main suppliers to the cow's milk market in Bouinan, are impatiently awaiting the results of the analyzes to know the type of disease and take the necessary measures to protect their herds.

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    Determine the cause of death of dairy cows in Blida

    Written by: B. Rahim
    June 19, 2024

    The engineer at the Department of Agriculture, Mrs. Hajira Belgarbi, revealed that the cause of the death and illness of more than 50 dairy cows, in the territory of the Buinan district, east of the state capital, Blida, is due, according to the results of the analysis, to insects that transmit the infection, spread in places where there is dirt and garbage, and to the unknown insect. , which appeared in the popular neighborhood of Makhtish Abdel Qader in Mozaya, about a week ago, means the grain insect, which is a plant and is not harmful to humans.

    The spokeswoman for the State Directorate of Agriculture in Blida confirmed to Al-Khabar that the results of the analyzes issued by the National Institute for Plant Protection confirmed that the cause of the cows’ death was due to insects that feed on garbage, which are insects that transmit a contagious skin disease known by the scientific name “skin disease.” Nodal,” and that in order to avoid further loss of this livestock, especially for small breeders, work was initiated in coordination between their administration and the department and municipality of Buinan, as well as the National Institute for Plant Protection, to begin “spraying pesticides to eliminate these infectious insects,” and that Accordingly, they, as a guardian, call on peasant breeders to isolate the surviving animals, and prohibit the transfer and transfer of such animals outside the geography of their presence, taking care to purify and clean the stables, and get rid of any remains and dirt, noting also that beekeepers must transform their incubator boxes into Places far from the spraying area.

    Regarding the unknown insect, which spread on the eve of Eid al-Adha, the spokeswoman said that its identity was identified by experts at the National Institute for Plant Protection as well, and it was diagnosed, according to a detailed report, as a plant insect that is harmful to grains and does not pose a threat to human life and the environment. A campaign will also be launched against its swarms to eliminate them.

    Regarding compensation for those affected by the death of their cows, and their incurring losses of tens of millions, Ms. Hajira Belgarbi said that the matter has not been decided yet.

    كشفت المهندسة لدى مصالح مديرية الفلاحة السيدة هجيرة بلغربي، أن سبب نفوق ومرض ما يزيد عن 50 بقرة حلوب، بإقليم دائرة بوينان، إلى الشرق من عاصمة الولاية البليدة، يعود حسب نتائج التحاليل إلى حشرات ناقلة للعدوى، تنتشر بأماكن فيها الأوساخ والقمامة، وعن الحشرة ا


    The death of cows in Amrousa.. The veterinary inspector in Blida reveals the reason

    Written by M. Faisal
    Published on June 19, 2024 - 17:53

    The veterinary inspector of the state of Blida revealed to An-Nahar TV that some cows had died in Amrousa, Bouinan.

    The veterinary inspector explained that it is caused by a contagious lumpy skin disease that affects cows.

    The same official also confirmed that there are no new cases of cow deaths .


    The official page of the Directorate of Agricultural Services of Blida Province
    23 h


    🛑Within the framework of combating the contagious lumpy skin disease of cows, which caused the death of a number of cows in the Bouainane district, and after coordination between the Directorate of Agricultural Services of the State of Blida, the Bouainane District and Municipality, and the National Institute for Plant Protection, spraying pesticides will begin to exterminate the insects that transmit this disease.

    Therefore, all livestock farmers should:
    👈Keep animals inside stables
    👈Avoid transporting livestock outside the municipality and keep them in place
    👈Ensure cleanliness of the stables and get rid of dirt quickly
    👈Contact veterinary services in case of disease
    We also call on beekeepers to convert bee boxes from spraying sites
    And also
    🛑For more information, contact the Department of Agriculture in Bouinan, the municipality, or the nearest veterinary services.


    #بلاغ_مستعجل #المفتشية_البيطرية_الولائية #مربي_الأبقار #مربي_النحل 🛑في اطار مكافحة مرض الجلد العقدي المعدي للابقار، والذي تسبب في نفوق عدد من الأبقار بدائرة بوعينان، وبعد التنسيق بين كل من مديرية...


    The official page of the Directorate of Agricultural Services of Blida Province


    After coordination between the Directorate of Agricultural Services of the State of Blida, the Department and Municipality of Bouainane, and the National Institute for Plant Protection, a massive spraying operation of pesticides was carried out to exterminate the insects that transmit lumpy skin disease.

    #المفتشية_البيطرية_الولائية بعد التنسيق بين كل من مديرية المصالح الفلاحية لولاية البليدة و دائرة و بلدية بوعينان و المعهد الوطني لحماية النباتات ،عملية رش واسعة للمبيدات لابادة الحشرات الناقلة لمرض...


  • #3
    Appearance of outbreaks of bovine DNC: the Ministry of Agriculture reassures

    West Tribune
    June 22, 2024​

    The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development reassured breeders on Saturday, following the appearance of a few outbreaks of bovine "contagious lumpy dermatosis" in a few wilayas, that the situation is "under control" and that all means prevention and control measures have been mobilized.

    “The ministry reassures breeders that the health situation is under control and that all necessary means of prevention and control are mobilized in order to support professionals and avoid the spread of the disease in our livestock,” indicates a press release from the ministry. .

    The ministry has thus initiated "all necessary health measures to contain the disease and prevent its spread" , while the procedures for acquiring the vaccine against this disease have already been initiated at the Pasteur Institute in order to strengthen the prevention and control system, according to the press release.

    And since it is a “vector” disease where the virus spreads in the insect population, extensive disinfestation is “strongly recommended and must be carried out in a permanent and controlled manner”.

    It is also recommended, continues the ministry, the strict application of measures prohibiting the movement of animals from infected farms, the isolation of sick animals and the disinfection of premises and tools. In case of suspicion, breeders should contact the nearest veterinarian, recommends the ministry.

    Contagious bovine lumpy skin disease is a viral disease that only affects cattle and is not transmissible to humans.

    It is transmitted mainly by vectors (biting insects) and is characterized in particular by fever and nodules of various sizes on the animal's skin, the press release specifies.


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    • #4
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      Tizi Ouzou: Everything to protect livestock

      Belkacem AdrarBelkacem Adrar
      Corresponding journalist

      From our office: Belkacem A drar

      Outbreaks of contagious nodular skin disease (DNC), infecting cattle, have been recorded in fifteen municipalities of the wilaya of Tizi Ouzou, according to the veterinary services of the local directorate of agricultural services (DSA). Following the spread of this viral disease transmitted by insects, the wali, Djilali Doumi, decided, by decree, to close the livestock markets of the wilaya and instructed the P / APC to launch mosquito control and disinfection campaigns, in order to curb the progression of this epidemic.

      On Saturday, the veterinary services of the wilaya recorded 149 cattle infected with this disease, out of a total of 709 suspected. Nineteen cattle died following their infection by this disease, it was specified, from the same source. The municipalities affected by this notifiable disease are Aït Yahia Moussa, Boghni, Draâ El-Mizan, Tadmaiït, Frikat, Maâtkas, Sidi Naâmane, Aït Bouadhou, Draâ Ben Khedda, Aïn Zaouia, Aït Aggoucha, Mekira and Timizart. In addition to the closure of livestock markets, the wali instructed the veterinarians of the wilaya to ensure the strict application of all the provisions of this decree, which closes livestock markets, prohibits the movement of cattle and launches disinfestation and mosquito control operations, in order to prevent the emergence of other outbreaks of this disease. A disinfection campaign for livestock buildings, livestock markets and slaughterhouses in the wilaya is also recommended by this decree of the wali. The presidents of the communal popular assemblies are, moreover, required to provide veterinarians with all the logistical means to carry out, in better conditions, their mission of combating the spread of this viral disease.



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        142 outbreaks of nodular skin disease in 22 municipalities

        19 hours ago

        142 outbreaks of nodular skin disease in 22 communes in Tizi Ouzou, we learned from Dr. Nordine Yata, head of department at the DSA of this wilaya.

        "142 outbreaks recorded in 22 municipalities where 357 animals were petted, 71 of which died" is the assessment made by the head of the veterinary service at the agricultural services department (DSA) of the wilaya of Tizi-Ouzou.

        Prevention as a solution

        Indeed, for Dr Nordine Yata, contacted by us, this epidemic of nodular skin disease is limited to these 22 municipalities "where the situation is under control with the understanding of breeders who are aware that only prevention could overcome this epidemic."

        Also, he invites breeders in the rest of the municipalities that are not targeted to remain vigilant "by taking the same preventive measures such as disinfection and mosquito control of their livestock's environment". In addition, they are warned against certain information circulating on social networks that comes from neighboring countries regarding the availability of the vaccine in their countries.

        "You don't vaccinate a sick animal"

        "We tell them, all the samples taken from the animals are at the Pasteur Institute in Algiers, which is analyzing them before putting an adequate vaccine on the market once the causal agent has been determined," he emphasizes. -he on the one hand and on the other hand "our breeders must know and understand that we do not vaccinate a sick animal but we treat it. And this is what our services are doing."

        To conclude, Dr. Yata finally warns about the misinformation carried out by the same social networks regarding the presence of a new pathology that would affect sheep. "For the moment, no plausible element has arisen for such or such other disease affecting sheep or goat farming. There is too much misinformation," he concludes.

        Rachid Hammoutène

        142 foyers de dermatose nodulaire dans 22 communes à Tizi Ouzou, a-t-on appris auprès du Dr Nordine Yata, chef de service à la DSA.