A suspected outbreak of anthrax has killed at least 43 cows and goats in Toda Cheena area of Central Kurram Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata). According to residents the disease has killed 30 cows and 13 goats in the village so far and demanded the government to send doctors for vaccination of cattle in the area, a news channel Thursday reported. Muhammad Saleem, a local resident said his three cows expired during the last one week. He said this disease affects healthy cattle within a day or two and kill them. Veterinary physician Inzar Gul said from the symptoms it seems the cattle have been affected from anthrax disease. However, he said it could be verified only after tests.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 9th, 2017.