KAYANZA June 4th (ABP) – The governor of Kayanza province (northern Burundi), Mr. Anicet Ndayizeye, issued last Saturday a statement urging communal administrators to stop all movement of goats and sheep, and to temporarily suspend slaughtering and marketing those domestic animals.

The measure came after 403 domestic animals, including 100 from the Tangara commune, were killed in one week by a disease in Ngozi province bordering the Kayanza province, according to the statement.

The governor’s statement continues to say that the plague of small ruminants is not a disease to be neglected, because it is also reported in Busiga commune bordering some communes of Kayanza province.

The above measures were taken after it was found that the said disease is transmitted at high speed, according to the same statement, and that precautions must be taken in order to prevent it from entering the Kayanza province.

The same statement also recalls that the practice of permanent stabling remains unchanged.

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