ANTI-ANIMAL TRYPANOSOMIASIS CAMPAIGN, Senegal, 1980 - Cattle grazing in a tse-tse infested area near Sangalkam, 40 kms east of Dakar. Some of the animals may already be affected by trypanosomiasis.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has assisted the Government of Senegal with a $72,000 project under its Technical Cooperation Programme (TCP) aimed at stamping out trypanosomiasis in the area along the Petite Cote of Senegal, from St. Louis to Dakar. FAO's TCP project helped toward the purchase of equipment and chemicals needed to spray plants and bushes against the tse-tse fly, carrier of trypanosomiasis which causes serious losses to cattle. The area had been previously disinfested and was deemed safe for cattle but the reappearance of the tse-tes fly spurred the Government to mount the actual campaign, carried out by the National Laboratory for Cattle Breeding and Veterinary Research in Dakar.