Farmers encouraged to fill “disease death report” forms at agriculture dept following dermatophilosis affected animal deaths

By: Chaïra Flanders

Basseterre, St. Kitts, August 23, 2019 (ZIZ News): The Department of Agriculture is advising all farmers who have lost animals as a result of Dermatophilosis, the skin disease caused by a parasite commonly known as the tropical bont tick to collect “Disease Death Report” Forms from the department’s Veterinary Unit.

Dermatophilosis can affect cattle, sheep, goats, horses, and less frequently pigs, dogs, and cats.

Agriculture officials confirmed that about 80 percent of cattle on St. Kitts have been severely affected by the disease.

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