Worry as strange disease kills over 100 goats in Garissa

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Members of the Garissa County locusts response team addressing journalists at the Garissa Farmers Training Center on January 9, 2020. A strange disease has killed several goats in areas affected by the locusts’ invasion.

The County Government of Garissa has dispatched a team of veterinary doctors to areas that were recently invaded by desert locusts following an outbreak of a strange livestock disease.

Addressing journalists on Thursday, County Agriculture Executive Mohamed Abdi Shale said the disease has claimed more than 100 goats in Lagdera and Dadaab.

Mr Shale said that residents reported that livestock feeding on pasture in areas that have been invaded by desert locusts contracted a strange disease that is causing death.

YELLOW MEAT

The agricultural official said that meat from the affected animals is yellow and green in colour, something which has alarmed herders.

He urged locals to avoid eating the meat until tests are done to establish the cause of the disease.

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