Responding to floods in Thailand
Our disaster response team based in Bangkok has been busy responding to floods in the southern Thai province of Phatthalung
Our disaster response team based in Bangkok has been busy responding to floods in the southern Thai province of Phatthalung.
Since January 5th steady rain has blanketed Phatthalung, flooding farms and homes all across the southern part of the country.
More than 330,000 households were affected in an area well-known for agriculture.
Our reports indicate that, sadly, smaller animals like chickens are drowning. Larger animals like cattle, goats and buffalo have been stranded.
Grasses which make up their main food sources have been submerged and spoiled.
Unfortunately, livestock owners have watched helplessly as chickens have drowned and cattle, water buffalo and goats are forced onto elevated roads and higher ground that shrinks as the flood grows.
Our team of Thai vets have been on the ground providing nutritious food supplements and minerals to keep the animals healthy as their usual food sources continue to wash away or become trapped under water. Our team also provides veterinary care to any animals that needed it.
While on the ground, our team met the Samphanmitr family who had lost many chickens during the flood and saw cows stranded by rising floodwaters.
We checked on their animals and gave them minerals and showed their owners how to add silage to their regular food to keep them fed.
We aim to help over 34,000 cattle and buffalo and by sharing the silage technique, we estimate a further 45,000 animals will benefit in the long term.
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