Training Workshop in collaboration with University of Calgary

Posted by Dr. Yoenten PHUENTSHOK on Apr/24/2017 11:27 AM   (0)Comments

The National Centre for Animal Health (NCAH) in collaboration with the Department of Ecosystem and Public Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Calgary is conducting a 2 day training workshop on Animal Health Economics, wildlife disease surveillance and Risk assessment for rabies at NCAH, Serbithang on 24th and 25th April, 2017. The training workshop is attended by officials from the Department of Livestock, Department of Forests and Park Services and BAFRA. Read More

Suspected Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) outbreak in Samtse

Posted by Dr. Yoenten PHUENTSHOK on Apr/22/2017 6:46 AM   (0)Comments

On 3rd April, 2017, an outbreak of FMD has been suspected in cattle at Peuna Kharkha, Denchukha geog, Samtse. In a herd of 70 animals, 20 showed signs of FMD. Control measures including ban on the movement of animals and animal products have been implemented. Read More

Rabies outbreak in cattle at Balatung, Sarpang

Posted by Dr. Yoenten PHUENTSHOK on Apr/22/2017 6:44 AM   (0)Comments

On 5th April, 2017, a cow at Balatung village, Singye geog under Sarpang Dzongkhag was confirmed to be rabid by laboratory tests after it showed signs of rabies. Control measures are in place. Read More

MaX Online Training

Posted by Dr. Yoenten PHUENTSHOK on Apr/21/2017 3:29 AM   (0)Comments

The Human Resource Officer for the Department of Livestock conducted training on ‘Managing for eXcellence’ - MaX online system at the conference hall of National Centre for Animal Health (NCAH), Serbithang on Friday, 21st April 2017. MaX online system is launched by the Royal Civil Service Commission to ensure easy access for monitoring while facilitating discipline in planning and evaluation of performance within the stipulated schedule with enhanced accountability to both supervisors and supervisee. The training was attended by P and S level employees of NCAH and Livestock Products Value Addition Centre (LPVAC). Read More

Rabies outbreak in Rangjung town, Trashigang

Posted by Dr Tenzin on Apr/03/2017 2:25 AM   (0)Comments

On 4th October 2016, a stray dog had bitten two people within Rangjung Central School compound. On subsequent days (6 and 7 Oct 2016) another two dogs have bitten two people. Two of the suspected rabid dogs were killed by the people and the brain tissue tested positive to rabies virus. The four people who were bitten by dogs (category III bite) were immediately given Human Rabies Immunoglobulin (HRIGs) and are undergoing PEP at Rangjung BHU. On 11 October 2016, a suspected rabid dog (probably the dog that have bitten one person on 7 Oct 2016) has bitten 3 cattle and are being treated as per the National guideline. A rapid response team (RRT) comprising of officials from NCAH, RLDC-Khangma and Trashigang Dzongkhag were formed and conducted mass dog vaccination in the vaccination zone and public awareness education as per the National Rabies Prevention and Control Plan guideline... Read More