Training of Laboratory diagnosticians on the use of Laboratoy Information Management System (LIMS) for the central region.

A three-day training on Laboratoy Information Management System (LIMS) for the laboratory diagnosticians for the animal health laboratories of the central region is under way at Tashi Yoezerling Resort, Bumthang. The training is for three days from 26th to 28th of November 2020 and about 12 participants representing National Veterinary Laboratory, Regional Livestock Development Centre (RLDC), Wangdue & Zhemgang; Dzongkhag Veterinary Hospital Bumthang, Punakha, Trongsa, Tsirang, Zhemgang and Dagana are attending the training. However, in compliance to COVID protocol, the participants from the COVID red zone like Sarpang, Gelegphu are not included...

  • Nov/27/2020 11:04 AM
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One Health advocacy meeting on Antimicrobial Resistance, 24th November 2020

November 18th – 24th is observed as World Antimicrobial Awareness week (WAAW) globally. The goal of this week was to raise awareness on the antimicrobial resistance (AMR) to the public, health workers and the policy makers and to promote good practice in this area of concern, to limit the emergence and spread of resistant bacteria throughout the world. The slogan this year “Antimicrobials: handle with care”. Antimicrobials are the essential medicines used to treat infection with microorganism like bacteria, virus, fungi and parasites in human and animals. These agents have substantially reduced the burden of diseases in human and animals...

  • Nov/25/2020 11:35 AM
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Hands-on training for laboratory diagnosticians of western region on the use of Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

A three-day hands-on training on the Laboratoy Information Management System (LIMS) for the laboratory diagnosticians of the animal health laboratories of the western region is underway at Hotel River Valley, Punakha. The training is for three days, from 18th to 20th of November 2020, and about 23 participants representing National Veterinary Laboratory, Regional Livestock Development Centre (RLDC), Tshimasham; Dzongkhag Veterinary Laboratories: Chhukha, Paro, Haa and Wangdue Phodrang Dzongkhags are attending the training. However, in compliance to COVID protocol, the participants from the red zone areas like Samste and Phuntshogling are not...

  • Nov/20/2020 10:57 AM
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World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2020, 18 - 24 November.

The World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) is observed globally from 18-24 November with an aim to raise awareness of the health risks posed by antimicrobial resistance (AMR), promote good practices, and limit its spread across the world. This year’s theme is “Antimicrobials: Handle with care”. Antimicrobial agents are medicines used to treat or prevent infections caused by bacteria, parasites, viruses or fungi. Antimicrobial agents, including antibiotics, have substantially reduced the burden of diseases in human and animals, and contributed to improved food production and safety. However, emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance...

  • Nov/17/2020 5:51 PM
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Black Quarter: Bajo Throm, Wangdue Phodrang

An outbreak of Black quarter/black leg was reported on 11 November 2020 from the Agriculture Research and Development Centre (ARDC) and nearby areas, Bajo, Wangdue Phodrang Dzongkhag. As per the flash report, a total of 4 female cattle (Jersey cross) were affected and 3 died. All the necessary control measures were implemented by the Dzongkhag livestock sector, Wangdue Phodrang.

  • Nov/15/2020 11:16 AM
  • Dr Palden Wangchuk
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Hands-on training of laboratory diagnosticians on the use of Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

A three-day training on Laboratoy Information Management System (LIMS) for the laboratory diagnosticians of animal health laboratories of the eastern region was conducted from 5th to 7th November 2020 in Monggar. About 14 participants representing Regional Livestock Development Centre (RLDC), Kanglung and Dzongkhag Veterinary Hospital – Lhuentse, Trashigang, Trashiyangtse, Pema Gatshel, and Monggar attended the training. However, in compliance to the COVID-19 protocol, participants from the red zone areas of south-east region were not included in this training. LIMS is the online database system designed to efficiently manage information...

  • Nov/11/2020 11:15 AM
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Hands-on training on microbiology techniques for culture, identification and antibiotic susceptibility testing of target bacteria from Poultry

A five days “Hands-on training on microbiology techniques for culture, identification and antibiotic susceptibility testing of target bacteria from Poultry” is underway w.e.f 28th October to 1st November 2020 at National Centre for Animal Health (NCAH), Serbithang. About 30 participants from National Veterinary Laboratory (NVL), Regional Livestock Development Centres (RLDCs) and National Veterinary Hospital (NVH) under the Department of Livestock (DoL), and National Food Testing Laboratory (NFTL) under Bhutan Agriculture & Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA) took part in the training. The resource persons were from NCAH, Royal Centre for...

  • Nov/01/2020 8:19 PM
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Hemorrhagic septicemia(HS): Chhoekhor, Bumthang

An outbreak of HS was reported in the Thaga yak herd of Chhoekhor Gewog, Bumthang Dzongkhag. As per the flash report, the index case was recorded on 14 October 2020. A total of 14 yaks in 3 herds succumbed to the infection. All control measures, including the ring vaccination, have been implemented.

  • Oct/30/2020 6:40 PM
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Hemorrhagic septicemia(HS): Chhoekhor, Bumthang

An outbreak of HS in a yak herd in Dhur tsachhu area under Chhoekhor Gewog, Bumthang Dzongkhag was reported on 17 October 2020. As per the outbreak investigation report shared, the index case was recorded on 27 September 2020 in a herd in Saephu Gewog, Wangdue Phodrang Dzongkhag, located across the Mangdechhu. Over the due course of time, the disease has spread to the herd located in the tshachhu area and affected a total of 10 yaks. All the necessary prevention and control measures, including ring vaccination of the nearby herds, were implemented by the Dzongkhag livestock sector, Bumthang.

  • Oct/19/2020 9:13 AM
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Rabies: Lhamoi Dzongkha, Dagana

A female stray dog in RBP campus areas of Maghigaon village, Lhamoi Dzingkha Gewog, Dagana district tested positive to rabies on 12 October 2020. All the necessary prevention and control measures have been implemented in line with the National Rabies Prevention and Control Plan 2017.

  • Oct/15/2020 7:49 PM
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