Suspected CSF: Loggchina, Chhukha

A suspected outbreak of Classical swine fever, a contagious viral disease of domestic and wild swine caused by a virus of the genus Pestivirus of the family Flaviviridae, was reported from Toribari village of Loggchina gewog, Chhukha dzongkhag on 3 February 2021. As per the flash report shared, a total of 25 pigs were affected and 1 died. All the necessary prevention and control measures were implemented by the dzongkhag livestock sector, Chhukha.

  • Feb/13/2021 11:36 PM
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Capripox: Loggchina, Chhukha

An outbreak of a disease was reported from Omdo village of Loggchina gewog, Chhukha dzongkhag, affecting 11 goats in a household. On 27 January 2021, the National Veterinary Laboratory, NCAH, Thimphu have diagnosed the disease to have been caused by Capripox virus. As per the flash and follow-up investigation reports shared, the outbreak has started from 11 January 2021, however, it was reported only on 25th January. A detailed investigation was conducted by a team comprising of officials from TVH&SL, Phuentshogling and DLS, Chhukha. All the necessary control measures have been implemented.

  • Jan/29/2021 12:10 PM
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Rabies: Tashichhoeling, Samtse

A stray dog in lower Peljorling area under Tashichhoeling gewog, Samtse dzongkhag tested positive to rabies (rapid Ag test) on 26 January 2021. As per the flash report, a total of 15 domestic animals and a person were suspected to have exposed. All the necessary control measures have been implemented by the Livestock sector, Samtse dzongkhag.

  • Jan/26/2021 12:18 PM
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Rabies: Dewathang, Samdrup Jongkhar

An adult Jersey-cross cow in Martang village, Dewathang gewog, Samdrup Jongkhar dzongkhag tested positive to rabies (rapid Ag test) on 25 January 2021. All the control measures have been implemented by the Dzongkhag Livestock Sector, Samdrup Jongkhar.

  • Jan/25/2021 2:54 PM
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Rabies: Samtse, Samtse

A young male stray dog (un-notched ear) from the Samtse College of Education area, Samtse Dzongkhag tested positive to rabies on 12 January 2020. All the control measures including PEP for exposed people and advocacy were implemented by the dzongkhag livestock sector and health sector, Samtse.

  • Jan/13/2021 6:52 PM
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Infectious bursal disease (IBD): Darla, Chhukha

An outbreak of Infectious bursal disease (IBD) in poultry was reported from Chhumedlakha and Rinchentse villages of Darla Gewog, Chhukha Dzongkhag on 7 January 2021. As per the investigation report shared, after testing the samples with AI rapid test and observing the PM lesions, the outbreak was suspected to be Avian Influenza or Newcastle disease; however, the samples were referred to the NCAH for confirmation. After testing against all the suspected diseases, the NVL confirmed the disease to be Infectious bursal disease (IBD) on 10 January 2021. As per the updates shared on 12 January 2021, a total of 455 poultry birds died in 5 broiler...

  • Jan/12/2021 12:19 PM
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Suspected Strangles: Khoma, Lhuentse

A suspected outbreak of Strangles was reported from Denchung village of Khoma Gewog, Lhuentse Dzongkhag on 4 January 2021. As per the detailed investigation conducted on 9 January 2021 and the updates shared, a total of 4 horses in 3 households of the village were affected and 1 died due to the suspected infection. For prophylaxis, 21 at-risk horses were given symptomatic treatments. The Dzongkhag Livestock Sector has implemented all the necessary preventive and control measures.

  • Jan/12/2021 12:19 PM
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Rabies: Phuentshogling, Chhukha

A case of rabies in a month old male calf was reported from Khaireney Village, Phuentshogling Gewog, Chhukha Dzongkhag on 8 Jan 2021. As per the flash and investigation reports shared, the affected calf was bitten by a suspected rabid stray dog on 25 December 2020. The preventive measures were implemented as recommended by the Gewog livestock extension supervisor. The calf was kept under observation and died on 8 Jan 2021. Disease investigation and other control measures were implemented by the Thromde Veterinary Hospital and Satellite Laboratory and the Livestock Extension Centre, Phuentshogling.

  • Jan/08/2021 5:32 PM
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Rabies: Lhamoi Dzongkha, Dagana

A suspected case of rabies was reported from Daragaon Village, Lhamoi Dzingkha Gewog, Dagana Dzongkhag on 4th January 2021. As per the flash report shared, an adult female stray dog exhibiting clinical signs suggestive of rabies (furious form) was caught, kept under observation, and died later. The sample collected tested negative to rabies (rapid test); however, for observing typical clinical signs (rabies-like), all the necessary control measures have been implemented by the Dzongkhag Livestock Sector, Dagana.

  • Jan/08/2021 1:16 PM
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Suspected Anthrax: Tseza, Dagana

A suspected case of Anthrax in a young male Jatsha (local breed) have been reported from Jangshagang village, Tseza Gewog, Dagana Dzongkhag on 1st January 2021. As per the flash report shared, onset of clinical signs were observed on 30 December 2020. All the prevention and control measures have been put into place by the Dzongkhag Livestock Sector, Dagana.

  • Jan/08/2021 1:15 PM
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