Rabies: Phuentshogling, Chhukha

A 3-year-old female Jersey-cross cow in Toribari village under Phuentshogling Thromde tested positive to rabies on 27 December 2020. The case was reported to the Livestock Extension Centre of Phuentshogling Gewog and subsequently to the Thromde Veterinary Hospital on 24 December following which a preliminary investigation was conducted. Later, on 27 December, after the death of the rabies-suspected cow, detailed investigation was conducted, including rapid testing and sample collection for referral to the NCAH. All the necessary control measures were implemented in line with the National Rabies Prevention and Control Plan of Bhutan, 2017.

  • Dec/30/2020 12:37 PM
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Sensitization meeting on Implementation of Gid Control Program and Highland Animal Health in Bumthang

A one-day sensitization meeting on Implementation of Gid Control Program and Highland Animal Health is being conducted at NHRDC conference hall, Bumthang on 4 December 2020. The objective of the meeting is to sensitize the local leaders and the relevant stakeholders about the national highland development program and to garner support of the local leaders and highland communities to ensure effective implementation of the program. The meeting is jointly organized by the National Centre for Animal Health, Serbithang and the National Highland Research and Development Centre, Bumthang. It is chaired by the Dzongkhag Tshogdu Thrizin of Bumthang...

  • Dec/04/2020 11:02 AM
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Training of Animal health laboratory diagnosticians on the use of Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

The hands-on training on Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for the laboratory diagnosticians from all the animal health laboratories of the country was completed recently. A three-day training were conducted each in three regions: in Monggar for Eastern region from 5 to 7 November, in Punakha for Western region from 18 to 20 Novemeber 2020, and in Bumthang for Central region from 26 to 28 November 2020. A total of 52 participants were involved in the training and the resource persons were involved from the National Centre for Animal Health and Namchoey consultancy, Thimphu. The participants represented the National Veterinary Laboratory,...

  • Nov/30/2020 11:15 AM
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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
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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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