Urea Posining kills five cattle in Thimphu Dzongkhag

On the evening of 31st May 2014, accidental urea poisoning killed 5 milking cows in Nesikha Village, Mewang geog, under Thimphu Dzongkhag. As per the history, the urea solution (approximately dissolved about 1 kg in 10 Litres of water) was prepared and used for spray on apple trees for controlling fungal infection and better fruiting. About half of the solution was left over and kept in the bucket. The mother of the owner mistakenly added about 2 litres of this left over solution to the feed and fed to the cattle at about 5 P.M. From 6 P.M. onwards the animals started showing signs of giddiness, circling, regurgitation of feed, restlessness,...

  • Jun/05/2014 6:22 AM
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FMD outbreak in Zhemgang

Foot and Mouth Disease outbreak has occurred in Phulabi village, Bardo Geog under Zhemgang on 6th May. All the 50 animals in the herd were affected. The samples were collected by the investigation team from Dzongkhag Administration, Zhemgang and RLDC, Zhemgang and will be soon referred to NCAH, Serbithang for further diagnosing. The source of outbreak is suspected to be from wild animals. Preventive and control measures are in place.

  • May/23/2014 3:04 AM
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Director, Department of Livestock Visited NCAH Serbithang

Dr Tashi Samdup, Director of the Department of Livestock visited the National Centre for Animal Health, Serbithang on May 20, 2014 for the first time after he took over the post as new Director. The staffs of the Centre welcomed the Director and his team from the department. The Program Director of the Centre presented the brief background of the centre including the achievement of the 10th Five Year Plan and 11th Five Year Plan target. The Director talked to the staff members of Administration Unit, Disease Prevention and Control Unit, Laboratory Services Unit, Biological Production Unit and Drugs, Vaccines and Equipment Unit. In his...

  • May/22/2014 2:18 AM
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Resolution of the 6th NVDC Meeting

6th National Veterinary Drug Committee Meeting was held on 25th April, 2014 at NCAH conference hall is attached for your kind perusal and record. For more information download from http://www.ncah.gov.bt/documents.php

  • May/19/2014 5:37 AM
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Anthrax outbreak in Mongar Dzongkhag

Anthrax outbreak was reported in Lelong village, Narang Geog under Mongar Dzongkhag on 9th May 2014. Out of 8 animals in the herd, 7 died making 87.5% mortality. Dzongkhag Administration, Mongar have carried out detailed investigation and was tentatively diagnosed as Anthrax based on the history, clinical signs & laboratory test. The samples were referred to Regional Laboratory Development Centre, Kanglung for further confirmation. Control measures are in place.

  • May/15/2014 4:09 AM
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Rabies outbreak in Sarpang Dzongkhag

Three separate cases of rabies were reported from Sarpang Dzongkhag during the reporting period. The cases reported were from Gelephu Geog on 1st May 2014, Umling Geog on 5th May and in Shompangkha Geog on 13th May. All the cases were reported in dogs. The Investigation team from Dzongkhag Administration, Sarpang and SVL Gelephu has carried out the detailed investigation. All the samples were positive to Rabies by Rapid Test done at Satellite Veterinary Laboratory, Gelephu. Control measures are in place.

  • May/14/2014 6:51 AM
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FMD outbreak in Tashi Yangtse Dzongkhag

Foot and Mouth Disease outbreak has occurred in Tshendeling Zampa village, Yallang Geog under Tashi Yangtse Dzongkhag on 28th April 2014. Out of 30 animals in one herd, 27 cattle were affected with 2 deaths of young calves. The disease investigation and samples collection was carried out by the investigation team from Dzongkhag Livestock Sector, Tashi Yangtse and RLDC, Kanglung. Samples will be soon referred to NCAH, Serbithang for further diagnosing. Preventive and control measures are in place.

  • May/08/2014 4:57 AM
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Infectious Bursal disease outbreak in Sarpang Dzongkhag

Infectious Bursal Disease (IBD) outbreak have occurred in three geogs of Sarpang Dzongkhags on 6th April 2014. The outbreaks occurred at the National Poultry Development Centre, Sarpang, 2 poultry farms at Shompangkha Geog and another four poultry farms at Samtenthang in Bhur Geog. Out of 10,000 birds 2,969 birds have died with a mortality rate of 30%. Theteam from NCAH, Serbithang, Dzongkhag Livestock Sector, Sarpang, NPDC & SVL Gelephu conducted detailed investigation and have diagnosed as Infectious Bursal disease based on clinical, postmortem, and laboratory diagnosis. Control measures are in place and the mortality is under control...

  • May/01/2014 3:56 AM
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FMD outbreak in Paro Dzongkhag

Footand Mouth Disease outbreak has occurred in Phuckekha village, Dogar Geog under Paro Dzongkhag on 1st April 2014. A total of 29 cattle were affected in 9 households. The samples were collected by the investigation team and were referred to NCAH, Serbithang for further diagnosing. The result was positive to FMD byNS ELISA. Preventive and control measures are in place.

Similarly,FMD outbreak has occurred in Patsam village, Doteng Geog under same Dzongkhag on 2nd April 2014. A total of six pigs were affected. The samples were collected and referred for confirmation. The samples were positive to FMD by NS ELISA test. Preventive and...

  • Apr/23/2014 11:14 PM
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6th NVDC Meeting

Sixth National Veterinary Drug Committee meeting is going to be held on 25th April 2014 at the Conference hall of the National Centre for Animal Health, Serbithang. The members attending the meeting will be the Veterinary Drug committee members stationed in different regions and Dzongkhags. The meeting will take place for whole day.

  • Apr/23/2014 12:09 AM
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