São Tomé and Príncipe - Animal husbandry



The livestock sector, largely pigs, was plagued by African swine fever once in 1979 and again in 1992, necessitating the destruction of the entire herd of some 30,000 animals. Disease severely affected chicken and egg production in 1993. There is no tsetse-borne disease in São Tomé, but production is limited by tuberculosis. In 2001 there were an estimated 4,100 head of cattle, 2,600 sheep, 4,800 goats, and 2,200 pigs.

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