Rabies: Samphelling, Chhukha

A pet dog, male puppy, has tested positive for rabies (rapid Ag) on 19 October 2021 in Lower Gurungdara, Samphelling gewog, Chhukha dzongkhag. As per the flash report shared, the pet dog has not received vaccination against rabies. All the control measures have been implemented in line with the National Rabies Prevention and Control Plan 2017.

  • Oct/19/2021 8:03 PM
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HS: Maetabkha, Chhukha

An outbreak of Haemorrhagic Septicaemia (HS) in migratory cattle herds has been reported from Zuzingkha area under Maetabkha gewog, Chhukha dzongkhag on 1 October 2021. A detailed investigation of the outbreak was conducted by a technical team comprising officials from the RLDC, Tsimasham and the Dzongkhag Livestock Sector, Chhukha. As per the report, a total of two migratory cattle herds were affected: 18 deaths and 24 live cases as of 5 October 2021. It was found that the herds have never received vaccination against the disease. All the necessary measures have been implemented to control the disease.

  • Oct/07/2021 5:00 PM
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Press Release (October 4, 2021): Results from the Pet Dog Census in Thimphu.

The Accelerated Dog Population Management and Rabies Control Program (ADPM & RCP) under the Department of Livestock is pleased to share the results from the door-to-door pet dog census that was conducted from 29th September to 1st October 2021 in Thimphu. The brief summary of pet dog census findings are as follows: 1. A total of 7292 pet dogs (3838 male and 3454 female) was registered in Thimphu as of 3rd October 2021. 2. Only 3831 (52%) pet dogs in Thimphu are sterilized. About 3461 (48%) of pet dogs are not sterilized. 3. 1286 (18%) of the pet dogs are free roaming. Out of 1286 free-roaming owned dogs, 530 dogs are unsterilised. 4. The...

  • Oct/06/2021 1:49 PM
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BQ: Saephu, Wangdue Phodrang

An outbreak of Black Quarter (BQ) in cattle was reported in a herd located in Phenchemeri (Rukubji), Saephu gewog, Wangdue Phodrang dzongkhag on 16 September 2021. A total of 9 young cattle were affected and 5 died of the infection. All the necessary control measures have been implemented, including ring vaccination to create a buffer zone.

  • Sep/24/2021 10:19 AM
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Rabies: Phuentshogling, Chhukha

An adult, male, stray dog in Damdara village, Phuentshogling gewog, Chhukha dzongkhag tested positive to rabies (rapid antigen test) on 11 September 2021. As recommended by the National Rabies Prevention and Control Plan 2017, all the control measures have been implemented by the Thromde Veterinary Hospital and Satellite Laboratory, Phuentshogling.

  • Sep/12/2021 5:38 PM
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Rabies: Samtse, Samtse

An adult, male, owned dog in Majathang village, Samtse gewog, Samtse dzongkhag had died following exhibition of neurological signs and tested positive to rabies antigen (rapid field test) on 7 September 2021. All the necessary control and preventive measures were implemented in line with the National Rabies Prevention and Control Plan, 2021.

  • Sep/12/2021 5:38 PM
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FMD: Lhamoi Dzingkha, Dagana

An outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) was reported in a private farm in Suntala Bari village, Chongsamling chiwog, Lhamoi Dzingkha gewog, Dagana dzongkhag on 31 August 2021. A total of 7 Jersey-cross cattle were affected; however, no mortality was reported. The farm cattle were vaccinated against the disease in May 2021. All the control measures have been implemented by the dzongkhag livestock sector, Dagana.

  • Sep/12/2021 5:38 PM
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FMD: Samtse, Samtse

An outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in cattle was reported from Cholikop village, Samtse gewog, Samtse dzongkhag on 23 August 2021. As per the flash report shared, three adult cattle were affected, however, no mortality was reported. The outbreak was suspected to have spread from across the border thorugh mixing of herds in the common grazing grounds. As per the National FMD Prevention and Control Plan 2020, all the preventive and control measures have been implemented by the Dzongkhag Livestock Sector, Samtse

  • Aug/26/2021 7:48 PM
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Hotline number 1244 for 24x7

This is to inform the general public that hotline number 1244, for immediate reporting of animal diseases and related issues during office hours, is now open round the clock, 24x7. Please feel free to contact this toll-free number (1244) anytime to report on issues concerning animal diseases and free-roaming dogs. National Centre for Animal Health.

  • Aug/25/2021 5:16 PM
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FMD: Trong, Zhemgang

An outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in cattle was reported from Dungbi village, Trong gewog, Zhemgang dzongkhag on 18 August 2021. As per the report shared, serum samples collected from 4 suspected cattle have tested positive FMDV NSP antibody rapid test. All the necessary prevention and control measures have been implemented in line with the National FMD Prevention and Control Plan, 2020.

  • Aug/18/2021 3:18 PM
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