Following the outbreak of Equine Influenza also known as Horse Flu in some parts of Kaduna State, the state government has disclosed that 18 horses have been quarantined.
While confirming the outbreak, Commissioner for Agriculture and Forestry, Dr Manzo Daniel said that the affected horses had been quarantined in Igabi and Zaria local government areas of the state.
Manzo added that the state government had initiated a campaign to curb the Contagious Bovine Pleuro Pneumonia (CBPP), a lung infection outbreak that was earlier reported in the state.
He stated that 1,850 cows had been infected by the disease while 367 had died in some parts of the state.
The commissioner urged pastoral farmers to cooperate with veterinary doctors and other specialists who would vaccinate the animals to avoid the spread of the disease.
Equine Influenza is a highly contagious and fatal respiratory disease of horses, donkeys, and mules caused by strains of influenza and it causes depression, loss of appetite, muscle pain and weakness to affected animals.