Hundreds of Cows Dead in Kampong Cham

By Sun Narin

September 18, 2010

Some 20-day-long disease epidemic caused hundreds of cows in Kampong Cham provincial Koh Sotin district sick, according to the authority.

Kompong Reap Commune Chief Sok Touch said that some 1000 cows fell sick and were infectious from early September to now, killing around 90 cows, adding that the villagers sold the cows with half a cow price.

Nein Samin, the district veteran, said that the cows died of plague, water flu and smallpox, adding that smallpox was can be treated, but the other two diseases were hard to cure.

Heng Bun Yi, provincial agriculture department, said that the farmers did not take cows to be vaccinated, that was why they were communicated with the disease.

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