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Jonglei cattle suffer from outbreak of fatal disease


February 22, 2013 (BOR) - An outbreak of a livestock disease in Jonglei’s Twic East county is killing around 30 cows a day in one cattle camp, according to the area’s commissioner, Dau Akoi Jurkuch.

UN vets treating animals in Pibor, Jonglei state, South Sudan, December 26, 2012

The fatal disease appeared in mid-January in Lith payam [district], in the north of Twic East on the border with Poktap payam of Duk county.

The director general of Jonglei state’s ministry of livestock and fisheries, Geu Wun-Thoony, says the disease has been identified as Hemorrhagic Sectmania (HT).

“This disease seems to be [a] new disease in Jonglei state with symptoms where cattle have fever, swelling at the neck and abdomen of the animals,” Wun-Thoony said.

Over 2,500 cattle in Twic East are reported to have died from the disease in the first two weeks of this month.

Wun-Thoony said that his ministry, in coordination with humanitarian agencies, have started a vaccination programme in areas affected by the outbreak, but only 13,000 of the 95,000 cattle at risk have been vaccinated.

“We received medicines which will treat about 30,000 heads of cattle in both [of the] two counties”, Wun-Thoony said, adding further supplies were due to be dispatched from Juba.

The Twic East commissioner says he is “appealing to [the] ministry of livestock and fisheries and the non-governmental organisations to intervene.”


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  • 23 February 2013 02:15, by SouthSudaneseviews

    Vaccination should have been done earlier not after disease. Questionable?

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    • 23 February 2013 04:17, by Nuer Empire

      This a type of news that is needed.It can be oercome through vaccination,but improper medical supplies are not availablee due to poor road and medical services in the Statewide.I wish it happens in Murle areas so that they so thta they may think of how bad it is;
      The Nuer empire

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      • 23 February 2013 06:16, by Nuer Empire

        Bor cattle have long and big horn.I believe that hybrid was stolen from neighbours.
        The Nuer Empire

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        • 23 February 2013 15:15, by Lotodo Awino Odug

          our cattle are no longer pure longhorns,the cattle acquired after 1991 were either bought from nuer,murle,mundari and some from lake state.majority of cows from Wernyol,Lith upto Poktap are mixed breeds with smallhorns,short and weather resistant unlike our original longhorns.

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          • 23 February 2013 21:59, by Nuer Empire

            Really? Long horned hybrids can not resist environmental condition?

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            • 23 February 2013 22:30, by Lotodo Awino Odug

              yes, longhorns are prone to deseases and even minor hunger due to low feed volume.

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              • 24 February 2013 19:46, by Nuer Empire

                What I know for long horned Bor hybrids is their difficulty to easily enter into the huts since they are too long.Where did you adopt those hybrids in the world? Where is the Center of origin?

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    • 23 February 2013 07:43, by Tong dut

      All cattle must die as God is now punishing those criminals killer,tomorrow more attack or cattle will take place either in jonglei,lakes state, or upper nile.
      That disease is a dinka disease,all roads most be close by now. No dinka should leave his state to another, otherwise it will spraid to other states.
      Leave them to die alone.

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      • 23 February 2013 07:48, by George Bol

        You dor call Tong Madut, Cattle are valuable assets if you want to curse them,then you are innocent my dear. We like cattle like you like grass.

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    • 23 February 2013 08:10, by Tong dut

      If you have cattle, you are already a dead man, or you got your cattle by stollen then from anther dinka man by killing him.Araaamii.

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      • 23 February 2013 10:08, by Mangor de Keroor

        Tong Dut,
        it wrong perception that if you have property you stole,no, cattle is like any other property that any one can own and therefore it can not necessarily be obtained through stealing, there are many avenues of getting cattle. I just wonder why you people badly need meat, where do you people think it come from, isn’t it from cattle? and if so, why do you hate cattle and those who keep it.

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    • 23 February 2013 13:15, by Tong dut

      Brothers,no need to loot cattle,you will bring sick cattle to your house, then your own catlles will be become affect as a result of looting.

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  • 23 February 2013 04:59, by master

    it’s good and bad news

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    • 23 February 2013 08:21, by Nuer Empire

      Master Gay:Open your asshole and dip your fingers inside or invite your sexual partner to fuck you little pussy or fuck his big pussy! You are gay,no doubt about it.
      The Nuer Empire

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      • 23 February 2013 15:34, by master

        nuer hole
        you know why your pope in ROMA resigned?
        ok i will tell you
        he discovered homosexaulty within his bishops
        this is your LORD doing
        i wish you to be bishop to find what you want
        gal gay gal

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  • 23 February 2013 07:58, by George Bol

    The cattle is from Murle.Why putting wrong picture in your report. Ethic must be respected.

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    • 23 February 2013 08:27, by Nuer Empire

      Bol:Yang e nyang emo kual yiene ka Nuer kie ka Murle.Ke yien cuer ti jiek elong.Hok wey dun bike liw kendial ke jok mi coali Fatal Disease.
      E han Nuer Empire

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      • 23 February 2013 08:34, by George Bol

        Haaa, Nuer Empire! Maa jin be liu goore yang gat kuel. Gat jiok tharde te chieth yaa gat mieth. That cattle is for Murle,do body stole it.

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        • 23 February 2013 10:38, by Mangor de Keroor

          it is really bad that these animals are dying this time, I think it is high time for our Ministry of Animal Resources to the take initiative to vaccine the animals country wide rather than UN, cattle is a valuable commodity of living to them. what will they do now that their animals are dying in big numbers and the government does not want to deliver services to them? looking forward to see......

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    • 23 February 2013 10:23, by Nuer Empire

      E jin yong? Jin ci yong? Engu loat lielu mo ke Naath?

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    • 23 February 2013 11:47, by Tong dut

      you are right, those are murlei cattle, let them go to lakes state to get their cattle from lakes state without fear.
      Punishment from god have reached Dinkas land,too much looting reping and killing.

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  • 23 February 2013 15:03, by master

    Vaccination should be done for the so called human in south sudan like kiir, machar, pagan and so.on
    there is vqccination for looting, stupid
    they can use it espacialy for dinka

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