Cattle Fever

PASUQUIN, Ilocos Norte — The provincial veterinary office reported at least 73 cases of ephemeral fever affecting cattles in this town since July 28.

Pasuquin town’s livestock inspector Froilan Cariaga said the cattle showed symptoms of ephemeral fever, a well- known three-day sickness, such as paleness, appetite-loss, and weakness.

He said the animals may show symptoms of the disease from 24 hours to several weeks.

The disease is usually milder in calves under 12 months of age.

Cariaga said massive injection of antibiotics and vitamin supplementation are already being given to the animals. (Freddie G. Lazaro)