The Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHE) continues to advance in Zamora, where since the first cases detected in the month of August, 208 cattle have died due to this disease, which affects especially in vast vacant ranches, of more than 2,100. cows with disease symptoms were recorded in that province.
The update of the data made public this Monday by the Territorial Delegation of the Junta de Castilla y León in Zamora based on the data provided by the veterinary units of the province reveals that the number of farms studied due to the condition of disease totaled 163 which increased up to the livestock census of 18,868 animals. Of these cows, symptoms were found in 2,121 cows, representing a disease of 11%.
Regarding the animals killed due to EHE, the 207 casualties represent an increase in mortality, which until last week had 0.69% and now has increased to 1%.
The adviser called for “a national umbrella” to deal with the disease
The Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Rural Development of the Board, Gerardo Dueñas, pointed out the need to have a “national umbrella” to deal with Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHE), with the protocols that have been put in place. of the regional government, to provide guarantees to the sector in a “totally unknown situation” in the Community, but that the Government has known about “practically since November.”
Dueñas, who made these statements a few minutes before the closing of the General Assembly of Asaja Valladolid held this Monday at the CEOE headquarters in this city, explained in response to questions from journalists that his Ministry is still waiting to be called they are in the Ministry, because there is “a more important concern in the sector.”
The adviser recalled that animal health is national and emphasized the need to make “joint measures” so that EHE is included like other diseases within the campaigns, that it is covered by Agroseguro and can be paid, all. to provide security to the sector.
He also explained that the Board has developed an action protocol to treat this disease and indicated that this Monday they will hold a meeting with Agroseguro, because “there is a significant delay in the collection of animals.”
Gerardo Dueñas, moreover, assured that in Castilla y León the morbidity reaches 10% and mortality, 1% and clarified that it is necessary to have all the information, as well as that of abortion and other additional problems, in order “to be able to appropriate steps.” “What our capacity is there and now much needs to be completed in what the Ministry still needs to do,” he assured.