Floods affect Bangladesh’s livestock sector

16.08.2017

Floods in 10 north-eastern districts of Bangladesh have caused a loss of USD 444,000 in the country’s livestock sector. The Department of Livestock Services (DLS) revealed that around 8332 heads of cattle and poultry have died due to the natural calamity.

In addition,  floods also damaged 2513 tonnes of cereal food and submerged at least 5590 acres of pasture land which has created a crisis in cattle feed in the affected districts. The DLS has distributed 93,149 doses of livestock vaccines and 193,895 doses of poultry vaccines in the affected districts.


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