Outbreak of Classical swine fever in Tshethar tshogpa of Sirigang village under Kabisa gewog, Punakha dzongkhag was confirmed on 7th February 2020 following laboratory testing (rtPCR) at Laboratory Services Unit of National Centre for Animal Health. A total of 8 Tshethar pigs succumbed to the infection. The suspected outbreak was reported to LEC of the gewog on 23rd January 2020, following which investigation and control measures were implemented by RLDC, Wangdue Phodrang and Dzongkhag livestock sector, Punakha.
Outbreak of anthrax in cattle in Chanchangma, Yari and Sheripam villages under Silambi gewog, Monggar dzongkag, which has started since 9th December 2019, but left unreported until 29th January 2020, was investigated by team comprising of officials from Regional Livestock Development Centre, Khangma, Kanglung, Trashigang, and dzongkhag livestock sector, Monggar. As per the investigation report; following laboratory confirmation of the disease on 1st February, infected and protection zones were declared and various control measures have been implemented in line with the "Guidelines for preparedness, surveillance and control of anthrax in human...
An outbreak of Foot and mouth disease affecting two cattle was reported from Depay village of Phongmey gewog, Trashigang dzongkhag on 3rd February 2020. All control measures have been implemented to control further spread.
Outbreak of rabies was reported from Kanglung college area, Kanglung gewog, Trashigang dzongkhag affecting 3 cattle on 7th Febraury and 2 cattle on 10th Febraury 2020. To contain the outbreak, necessary control measures are being implemented by RLDC, Khangma and dzongkhag livestock sector, Trashigang.
A case of black quarter or blackleg in a heifer was reported from Dungbi village of Trong gewog, Zhemgang dzongkhag on 4th February 2020. All control measures have been implemented by RLDC, Zhemgang and dzongkhag livestock sector, Zhemgang.
Suspected outbreak of Newcastle disease in domestic chickens was reported from Gomchula-B village of Shompangkha gewog, Sarpang dzongkhag, on 27th January 2020; a total of 52 birds were affected in four households - all of which haven't vaccinated their birds against this disease. All control measures are being implemented by the dzongkhag livestock sector, Sarpang and TVH&SL, Gelegphu.
In continuation to the outbreak reported on 17th January 2020 from Shana and Shari village - and later from Gunitsawa and Balakha - 3 cases in Jetsuphu and 1 in Santsam village of the same gewog were reported on 24th and 25th January respectively. During the outbreak, one horse in Royal Horse Breeding Centre, Balakha succumbed to the infection. As per the report from the field, all affected animals are responding well to the treatments and recovering.
Outbreak of Strangles (a contagious upper respiratory tract infection of equine caused by a gram-positive bacterium, Streptococcus equi) was reported from Shana, Shari, Balakha and Gunitsawa village of Tsento gewog, Paro dzongkhag, starting from 17th January 2020. As of 25th January, a total of 188 horses from these villages were suspected to have been affected - awaiting for the laboratory test result. Dzongkhag livestock sector, Paro, in collaboration with RLDC, Tsimasham and NCAH, Serbithang have been implementing necessary control measures. The disease is suspected to have spread from the outbreak in Barshong, Soe and Naro of Thimphu dzongkhag,...
Rabies outbreak was reported in Samdrup Gatshel village, Dewathang gewog, Samdrup Jongkhar, on 16th December 2019, and as of 16th January 2020, a total of 11 cattle and 4 stray dogs tested positive to the virus; 6 men were reported to have been bitten by suspected dogs, and 88 men at risk are undergoing PEP. In response to the outbreak, a total of 517 dogs and 141 cats were vaccinated with anti-rabies vaccine. All control measures – as per national rabies prevention and control plan 2017 – are in place, through collaborative afford from dzongkhag livestock sector, Samdrup Jongkhar; Thromde Veterinary Hospital and Satellite Laboratory, Dewathang,...
An outbreak of Black quarter (BQ) or Black leg in cattle was reported from Tsakaling and Dungkar village of Yoeseltse gewog, Samtse dzongkhag on 11th January 2020, affecting two young cattle. All control measures were implemented: carcass disposal, treatment, vaccination, movement restriction, etc.