Avian Influenza (H5N1) Outbreak at Samdrup Jongkhar, Bhutan

Posted by Dr. Yoenten PHUENTSHOK on Mar/15/2018 4:57 AM   (0)Comments

The National Centre for Animal Health (NCAH) confirmed an outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza - H5N1 at Zangtopelri Lhakhang, Samdrup Jongkhar on 11th March 2018. Following confirmation, the National Incident Command Committee (NICC), chaired by Dasho Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests met on 12th March 2018 declared the outbreak and issued an executive order (SEC/MOAF-7/2017-18/148) to activate Incident Operation Center (IOC) at Samdrup Jongkhar. As of 13th March 2018, 36 birds died from the disease and 24 birds in the outbreak area were depopulated. IOC is continuing with disease control and containment measures at Samdrup Jongkhar... Read More

Online Rabies Education Course

Posted by Dr Tenzin on Mar/14/2018 1:08 AM   (0)Comments

The Rabies Educator Certificate (REC) is a free, online course developed to provide people with the knowledge and skills to teach their communities about rabies prevention. Anyone can apply for this free course. It is self-paced and can either be studied online or downloaded and studied offline. There are five modules applicable to all situations, regardless of geographical location The final assessment is online and successful candidates receive a Certificate of Achievement Enrol now at: https://education.rabiesalliance.org There are also other online courses related to rabies which can be accessed and enrol as mentioned above... Read More

PPR disease outbreak in goats at Ramety, Sampheling

Posted by Dr Tenzin on Mar/11/2018 5:50 AM   (0)Comments

Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) disease outbreak in goats was reported at Sangay Minjurling Lhakhang (above Ramitey) area under Sampheling geog on 8 March 2018. As per the investigation, people have brought Tsethar goat from across the border and released at Sangay Minjurling Lhakhang area on 1 February 2018. Later, the goat was sick after 5 days of introduction and died. The Tsethar goat was mixed with other goats of Goenpa and the nearby villages. Later, other goats also became sick and started dying from 20th Feb 2018. Livestock officials were informed about the deaths of goats only on 8 March 2018. Investigation found 15 goats showing clinical signs of fever, diarrhea, thick nasal discharges, weakness, ocular discharges within the Goenpa area... Read More

Poultry mortality at Samdrup Jongkhar town

Posted by Dr Tenzin on Mar/08/2018 3:13 AM   (0)Comments

A poultry morality was reported at Samdrup Jongkhar Zangdopelri area since 4/3/2018 with signs of cyanosis of comb and wattle, swelling of eye, nasal discharge, droopiness, and diarrhea. There are more than 60 Tsethar birds in the Zangdopelri compound and 24 have died after showing the above symptoms. Samples are being referred to NCAH, Serbithang for testing against important poultry diseases including HPAI virus. Control measures are in place. Read More

Training of Trainers for G2C Databases on Livestock Services for the Western Region

Posted by Dr Tenzin on Mar/05/2018 12:42 AM   (0)Comments

The National Centre for Animal Health (NCAH) in collaboration with G2C office, NGN Technologies, and ICTD, Directorate Services MoAF conducted training on G2C databases for Essential Veterinary Drug Program (EVDP), Input Supply for animals and Input Supply for Feed & Fodder from 28th February – 1st March 2018 at Athang Training Academy, Thimphu. Objectives of this training • Train the focal persons (ToT) from RLDCs/Dzongkhags/Farms/central agencies of Western Region (Chukha, Thimphu, Paro, Haa and Samtse) on the use of G2C databases for EVDP and Input supplies. • Implementation of the G2C database for EVDP and Input supplies at the Dzongkhags/RLDC/Farms/Central agencies in the Western Region... Read More