There is an outbreak of foot and mouth disease in cows in Jigawa state.
The State Health Commissioner, Kabri Ali, who made this known to newsmen in Dutse, said the disease has been recorded in five local government areas.
The areas include Birninwa, Kafinhausa, Malan Madori, Kirikasama and Auyo.
The veterinary director in the health ministry, said the disease could spread if cows infected by the disease drink from the same pond with healthy cows.
The commissioner said that veterinary clinics in the state have been provided with the appropriate vaccines to treat infected cows.