Hemorrhagic septicemia(HS): Chhoekhor, Bumthang

An outbreak of HS was reported in the Thaga yak herd of Chhoekhor Gewog, Bumthang Dzongkhag. As per the flash report, the index case was recorded on 14 October 2020. A total of 14 yaks in 3 herds succumbed to the infection. All control measures, including the ring vaccination, have been implemented.

  • Oct/30/2020 6:40 PM
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Hemorrhagic septicemia(HS): Chhoekhor, Bumthang

An outbreak of HS in a yak herd in Dhur tsachhu area under Chhoekhor Gewog, Bumthang Dzongkhag was reported on 17 October 2020. As per the outbreak investigation report shared, the index case was recorded on 27 September 2020 in a herd in Saephu Gewog, Wangdue Phodrang Dzongkhag, located across the Mangdechhu. Over the due course of time, the disease has spread to the herd located in the tshachhu area and affected a total of 10 yaks. All the necessary prevention and control measures, including ring vaccination of the nearby herds, were implemented by the Dzongkhag livestock sector, Bumthang.

  • Oct/19/2020 9:13 AM
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Rabies: Lhamoi Dzongkha, Dagana

A female stray dog in RBP campus areas of Maghigaon village, Lhamoi Dzingkha Gewog, Dagana district tested positive to rabies on 12 October 2020. All the necessary prevention and control measures have been implemented in line with the National Rabies Prevention and Control Plan 2017.

  • Oct/15/2020 7:49 PM
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Lumpy Skin Disease: Samtse Dzongkhag

Lumpy skin disease (LSD) is a viral disease caused by Lumpy skin disease virus (LSDV), a member of the genus Capripoxvirus and the family Poxviridae. Although the mortality rate is generally low, economic losses result from loss of condition, decreased milk production, abortions, infertility and damaged hides. The first outbreak of LSD in Bhutan was confirmed by RT-PCR at the National Veterinary Laboratory, NCAH, Serbithang on 5th October 2020, following referral of samples from suspected cattle in Samtse and Trashichhoeling Gewogs of Samtse Dzongkhag. As per the flash reports shared on 8th October, a total of 147 clinical cases were reported...

  • Oct/08/2020 5:56 PM
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Rabies: Lhamoi Dzongkha, Dagana

A case of rabies was reported from Balaytar village of Lhamoi Dzingkha gewog, Dagana Dzongkhag on 4th October 2020. As per the report shared, the affected cow reportedly exhibited nervous signs since 1st October, and suspected rabies-infected dogs were seen around few months back. Aligning with the National Rabies Prevention and Control Plan 2017, all prevention and control measures were implemented by the Dzongkhag livestock sector.

  • Oct/08/2020 5:37 PM
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Black quarter: Tseza, Dagana

A case of Black quarter/black leg, a bacterial disease caused by Clostridium chauvoei, was reported from Kalizingkha village of Tseza Gewog, Dagana Dzongkhag on 2nd Oct 2020. As per the flash report shared, a cow was affected and died due the infection. All necessary prevention and control measures have been implemented by the Dzongkhag livestock sector.

  • Oct/08/2020 5:20 PM
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World Rabies Day 2020

Rabies is a notifiable disease in Bhutan and it commonly occurs in the southern districts and sometimes in the eastern districts sharing a border with Indian states; however, sporadic cases due to incursion from border areas have been reported in the interior parts of the country in the past. Although control of cross-border rabies transmission is a challenge, the elimination of dog-mediated human rabies is feasible in the country. Through the implementation of various rabies prevention and control measures in the country such as mass dog vaccination campaigns, awareness education, post-exposure prophylaxis, regular disease surveillance, etc.;...

  • Oct/02/2020 10:41 AM
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World Rabies Day, 2019

On 28th September 2019, Bhutan observed the 13th World Rabies Day, focusing mainly on vaccination of pet dogs and public awareness about the disease and its management in the rabies endemic southern and eastern districts. The theme, "Rabies: Vaccinate to Eliminate" was used to raise awareness at many levels: to ensure that dogs are kept vaccinated - as a reminder to dog owners, animal health professionals and local governments; to help people in need to seek and obtain PEP – through human health professionals and educators; and to commit to the 2030 goal of eliminating dog-mediated human rabies. In response to the “United Against Rabies...

  • Sep/27/2020 10:31 PM
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World Rabies Day 2018

World Rabies Day gives the opportunity to highlight the importance of fighting dog-mediated rabies and engage the targeted audiences in the discussion, encouraging them to disseminate the conversation and to help control and eradicate the disease through surveillance and vaccination. The theme for WRD 2018 is - Rabies: Share a message. Save a life. These are some of the messages developed by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) you can share on social media platforms: 1. Over 95% of human cases of #Rabies are due to dog bites. We have all the tools needed to eradicate it, help us do it. Vaccinate dogs now. #WorldRabiesDay #Zeroby30 2....

  • Sep/27/2020 10:30 PM
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Black Quarter: Gangzur, Lhuentse

An outbreak of Black quarter, a bacterial disease caused by Clostridium chauvoei, in cattle was reported from Thamba village of Gangzur Gewog, Lhuentse Dzongkhag on 25th September 2020. During the outbreak, a total of 7 cattle were affected, of which 5 died. There are around 500 susceptible animals in the village. All control measures have been implemented by the Dzongkhag livestock sector, Lhuentse.

  • Sep/27/2020 5:47 PM
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