The Guri Local Government Council in Jigawa State on Saturday said it vaccinated over 1,000 cows against foot-and-mouth disease.
Alhaji Kabiru Haruna, Head of Department of Agriculture in the council, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria in Guri town.
He said the vaccination followed a recent outbreak of the disease in Margadu, Dawa, Kwanar Mai-Labbo and Garbagal villages in the area.
Shortly after last week’s outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease which killed 10 donkeys, the council spent over N400,000 to acquire vaccines.
“As I speak with you, over 1,000 cows have so far been vaccinated against the disease,” Haruna said.
Isa listed symptoms of the disease to include fever, weight loss, loss of appetite, lameness, drop in milk production and blisters in the mouth and on feet.