On 4th May, 2017, 116 cattle belonging to migratory herds of Habaylakha, Layna, Tshangkap and Epji of Lokchina geog under Chukha Dzongkhag are affected by FMD. Six calves and two cows died from the disease till date.
Control measures are implemented by the team from Regional Livestock Development Centre, Tsimasham and Chukha Livestock sector. The team also vaccinated 529 susceptible animals around the outbreak areas. Samples are sent to the Laboratory Support Unit of the National Centre for Animal Health, Serbithang.