FMD outbreak in Bongo, Chukha

Posted by Dr Tenzin on Sep/08/2017 1:10 AM   (0)Comments

FMD outbreak was reported at Bangteygang village (Chungkha) under Bongo geog, Chukha Dzongkhag on 4 September 2017. So far, the disease has affected only one herd. Control measures including public awareness, movement control of live animal and animals products, ring vaccination and surveillance are being conducted by the Dzongkhag Livestock sectors and RLDC, Tsimasham. Read More

Rabies outbreak in Panbang

Posted by Dr Tenzin on Sep/08/2017 1:05 AM   (0)Comments

Rabies outbreak in dog was confirmed on 3 September 2017 at Marangdud and Tungudempa villages under Panbang Dungkhag, Ngangla geog under Zhemgang Dzongkhag. A rabid dog (stray) have bitten 3 children and 9 cattle on 3 Sep. The dog was killed by the people and the brain tissue sample tested positive to rabies virus. The exposed children were given RIGS and are undergoing rabies postexposure treatment at Panbang BHU. Rapid Response Team comprising of both animal and health officials had been activated and are conducting outbreak containment measures including public education, emergency mass dog vaccination and surveillance. Although the source is unknown, it is likely due to transboundary movement of rabid dog... Read More

Foot and mouth disease outbreak at Paro

Posted by Dr Tenzin on Jul/19/2017 1:21 AM   (0)Comments

Foot and mouth disease outbreak in cattle is ongoing at Paro. As of 17 July 2017, 266 cattle were affected with the disease including 12 deaths (10 calves and 2 adult cow) in five geog (Tsento, Lamgong, Dopshari, Hungrel and Wangchang). Control measures have been implemented through activation of Rapid Response Team as per National FMD Prevention and Control Plan 2017. Read More

Visit by technical expert from University of Calgary, Canada

Posted by Dr Tenzin on Jul/12/2017 12:51 AM   (0)Comments

A team comprising of three scientists from the Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Infectious Diseases, University of Calgary, Canada visited National Centre for Animal Health, Serbithang from 2nd July - 9th July 2017 to discuss and initiate on the technical Collaboration on development of molecular vaccines against Haemorrhagic Septicemia (HS) in ruminants. The members in the team were: 1. Dr. Anthony Bernard Schryvers 2. Dr. Edouard Timsit 3. Dr Vahid Farshchi Andisi HS is an important bacterial disease that affects buffalo, cattle, yaks, goats and sheep and endemic in most countries in South Asia including Bhutan. The disease is caused by Pasteurella multocida, a gram-negative bacteria... Read More

Veterinary Epidemiology Capacity Assessment in Bhutan

Posted by Dr Tenzin on Jul/10/2017 11:03 PM   (0)Comments

The following external and internal national team members are conducting Veterinary Epidemiology Capacity Assessment through application of Veterinary Epidemiology Mapping Tool (EMT) in the country w.e.f 10-14 July 2017. The team will meet and discuss with key stakeholders at national, regional and local levels, in order to complete data and evidence gathering to support the assessment. 1. Dr. Kachen Wongsathapornchai, Regional Epidemiology Coordinator, FAO, Bangkok 2. Mr. Frank Pumipuntu, Regional Monitoring and Evaluation Expert, FAO, Bangkok 3. Dr. Khadak Singh Bisht, Assistant SAARC Regional Support Unit Coordinator, Kathmandu, Nepal 4... Read More