FMD Outbreak at Tsochakha village, Genekha Thimphu

Five of the nine cattle were affected with FMD in one of the herd at Tsochakha village, Genekha gewog, Thimphu. The first case was reported in a calf on 18 March 2016 and the other animals were affected on 23, 24 and 25 March 2016. The affected animals showed only mild mouth lesions with salivation. The outbreak occurred in an isolated village (Tsochakha), which is the end point of the Genekha geog. There is farm road connection to the point of outbreak. There are 13 HHs and only 6 HHs owned livestock in the village (~39 cattle). The affected animals were not vaccinated during the last year vaccination schedule (Nov 2015) since the owner declined...

  • Mar/28/2016 4:18 AM
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Release of Notifiable Animal Disease status 2015

Disease Prevention & Control Unit of the National Centre for Animal Health, Serbithang is pleased to release the status of Notifiable Animal diseases in Bhutan 2015. This edition gives the overview of notifiable diseases reported in Bhutan for 2015 including the spatio- temporal pattern of diseases from 1996 to 2015. We hope that this publication would be helpful in keeping you update on the livestock disease outbreaks in the country. For detail report please visit:http://www.ncah.gov.bt/rpt_annual.php

  • Mar/17/2016 12:00 AM
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Mass Dog vaccination campaign against Rabies

Mass dog vaccination campaign is being conducted along the entire southern Bhutan from S/Jongkhar to Samtse to create immune buffer against rabies. The campaign was started from 24 Feb 2016 and will end on 11 April 2016. The National Dog Population Management and Rabies Control Project team from NCAH is leading the campaign.

  • Mar/09/2016 12:51 AM
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Rabies case at Daragoan under Chukha Dzongkhag

A local breed cow died of suspected rabies on 4/3/2015 was tested positive to rabies by FAT at NCAH. The cow was bitten by a stray dog on the muzzle area on 7/1/2016 at Daragoan village, Samphelling geog, Chukha Dzongkhag. Daragoan village shares open border with India.

  • Mar/08/2016 4:51 AM
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Rabies outbreak in Samtse

Two isolated cases of rabies in stray dog and cow were confirmed in Samtse (RBA colony) and Gomtu town on 26/2/2016 and 2/3/2016, respectively.

  • Mar/08/2016 1:08 AM
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FMD outbreak at Lokchina

FMD outbreak have occured in Damchekha village under Lokchina Geog, Chhukha Dzongkhag on 24th February 2016. A total of 38 cattle were affected in six households. Disease control measures -ring vaccination and movement control have been implemented. The samples from affected animals were collected by Dzongkhag Veterinary Hospital and submitted to NCAH for serotyping and confirmation. The source of the outbreak is unknown.

  • Mar/08/2016 12:19 AM
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Investigation and Control of Rabies Outbreak at Orong Geog and adjoining areas in Samdrup Jongkhar

Rabies outbreak in Orong, Narphung and Samdrup Jongkhar town under Samdrup Jongkhar Dzongkhag, south eastern Bhutan with onsets of outbreaks from December 2015 through January 04, 2016 was investigated. The Rapid Response Team (RRT) have implemented appropriate control measures to prevent further spread of the disease. The main source of outbreak was identified to be through movement of rabid dog(s) from the border town (S/Jongkhar-Darang area). The team attended two clinical cases of rabies (one calf at Orong and one stray dog at Narphung); both tested positive to rabies. A total of 2 calves and 4 dogs (1 pet) were confirmed rabid by laboratory...

  • Feb/17/2016 11:49 PM
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Classical Swine Fever case in Tsirang

The Laboratory Service of National Centre for Animal Health, Serbithang has confirmed case of Classical Swine Fever in Relangthang village, Sergithang geog under Tsirang dzongkhag on February 4, 2016. The test detected presence of CSF virus in the tissue samples of animals that died of suspected CSF. The concerned authorities in the affected area are informed to implement control measures for preventing further spread.

  • Feb/04/2016 4:49 AM
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New diagnostic test capacity introduced at NCAH

It is a great respite to animal health surveillance system in the country that National Centre for Animal Health, Serbithang has successfully introduced antigen (virus) detection test for Classical Swine Fever (CSF) in pigs. In field condition usually the disease is diagnosed on the basis of clinical signs exhibited by the affected animals. Earlier, the Centre used to perform antibody (immunoglobulin) detection test that generally recalls memory of past exposure which could be due to either vaccination or infection. The introduced test is the antigen capture ELISA which will serve as confirmatory test in addition to clinical diagnosis. Now with...

  • Feb/04/2016 4:27 AM
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Visit by team from Bhutan Standards Bureau

The National Centre for Animal Health (NCAH), Serbithang was visited by a team from Bhutan Standards Bureau (BSB), the National Standards Body of Bhutan on January 29, 2016. The team was led by the Director General accompanied by heads of International Relation, Certification and Accreditation Divisions. The main purpose of visit was a part of familiarization visit to different institution in the country implementing measurement systems in their daily activities of service delivery. The team was received at the Centre followed by brief meeting with key staffs from the Centre and the team. The Programme Director made presentation on Centre profile...

  • Feb/03/2016 3:34 AM
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