Quixadá. Technicians Agricultural Protection Agency of the State of Ceará (Adagri) are closing in on control of animal health Quixadá. The city is known for the traditional marketing of animals in the Center of the State. More than 40 horses and mares have been killed since the beginning of the year in this county. Presented Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA). Besides contagious, the disease has no treatment. The only alternative is to control the disposal of contaminated species.
According to the unit manager in the Adagri Quixadá, Veterinary Medical Gláucia Ana Gonçalves, the sacrificed animals are anesthetized and then given lethal injection of potassium chloride. "The process does not cause suffering, it is painless and humane," he assures. It is then necessary to bury or incinerate the animal. Even dead, any contact of the same species can transmit the incurable disease, known as the "AIDS of the horses." The infection is detected through a blood test.
Not to bear the loss, many breeders, especially owners of horses and mares, are trying to move the issue forward. They are selling the animals before the arrival of technicians Adagri. The complaint is made by a veterinarian. So, she directs interested in buying horses to require the examination results. The issue of Animal Transit Guide (GTA), required for transport from one place to another, is made with the presentation of the results.
The farmer and creator of Juarez Cunha Maia felt this problem in the skin. He even drew the team Adagri when he received the results of the last examination. In your herd, four horses were euthanized due to contamination. Animals were not spared with value of more than £ 7000. Not enough losses on the farm, the rancher, who lives in the community of Buenos Aires, in rural Quixadá accumulates damage exceeding $ 20 mil. While it could sell the animals, the cheaper, preferred to meet the official guidelines