Ministry of Agriculture investigates atypical death of 57 cattle in central Mexico

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Published Feb 24, 2024

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Mexico's Secretariat of Agriculture and Development Rural (Sader) is investigating the unusual deaths of 57 livestock in the Tulancingo Valley, suspected to be caused by a diet of concentrated feed containing chicken manure. The deaths stopped when the manure was removed from the feed. Two cattle have been clinically inspected and necropsied to identify the cause of death, and feed samples have been sent for toxicological analysis. Sader has advised the public to consume only certified foods and urged producers to report any mass animal deaths.
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Mexico City, February 23 (EFE).- Following reports of 57 cases of atypical death of livestock in the Tulancingo Valley region, in the state of Hidalgo, central Mexico, staff from the Secretariat (Ministry) of Agriculture and Development Rural (Sader) began an epidemiological investigation in the area, which includes nine properties with the presence of 85 cattle, the agency reported this Friday. In a statement, Sader explained that technicians from the National Agri-Food Health, Safety and Quality Service (Senasica), in coordination with state and municipal authorities, visited the municipalities of Acaxochitlán, Acatlán, Agua Blanca, Tulancingo and Metepec "to gather information about "alleged deaths of bovines, as circulated on social networks." When carrying out epidemiological tracking, veterinary specialists from the General Directorate of Animal Health (DGSA) of Senasica verified that "in the properties under investigation, cattle were fed concentrate diets containing manure ...
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