FAO:Millions of livestock dead or in danger in Pakistan-Urgent need for animal feed to prevent further economic destruction

FAO's headquarters in Rome, in Via Terme di Ca...

FAO's headquarters in Rome

20 August 2010, Rome – Millions of livestock have been affected by the floods in Pakistan and are badly in need of food and medicine, FAO said today.

Around 200 000 cows, sheep, buffalo, goats and donkeys have already been confirmed as dead or missing but the final numbers will be much higher, possibly into the millions. If you count poultry losses, then millions of animals have already died with the entire poultry stock wiped out in some areas. FAO estimates that millions of surviving animals are now facing severe feed shortages, threatening generations of Pakistan’s livestock.

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