Foot and Mouth Disease Control Document 2016

Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is a highly infectious viral disease of cloven-hoofed species characterized by fever and vesicles in the mouth and on the muzzle, teats, and feet. In a susceptible population, morbidity approaches 100% but the disease is rarely fatal except in young and very old animals. There are 7 immunologically distinct serotypes: A, O, C, Asia 1, and SAT1, SAT2, and SAT3 (Southern African Territories).

  • Jan/05/2017 12:32 AM
  • Lokey Thapa
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NCAH Annual Progress Report for FY 2015-2016

The NCAH Annual Progress Report for the FY 2015-2016 has been published. The document is available for download at: http://www.ncah.gov.bt/reports.php

  • Dec/28/2016 2:46 AM
  • Dr Tenzin

Three Dissertation of CNR graduates supported by NCAH Serbithang

Three dissertation of the graduates of the College of Natural Resources, Lobesa were supported by National Centre for Animal Health, Serbithang during the financial year 2015 - 2016. These three reports can be downloaded by visiting http://www.ncah.gov.bt/rpt_others.php.

  • Jul/22/2016 12:13 AM
  • Lokey Thapa

Revised Status of Notifiable Animal Disease in Bhutan 2014

Revised Status of Notifiable Animal Disease in Bhutan 2014 is released after slide correction on Rabies disease. Happy reading

  • Aug/03/2015 3:19 AM
  • Lokey Thapa
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Risk based cross-species surveillance of Leptospira in domestic animals and humans in Bhutan

Leptospirosis is an acute bacterial infection caused by spirochetes belonging to different pathogenic species of the genus Leptospira, which has about 25 serogroups and 250 serovars. Leptospirosis is a worldwide reemerging zoonotic disease because of its increasing incidence in both developing and developed countries. It is highly prevalent in the Asia Pacific region and becoming an increasingly significant public health problem. Rodents and domestic mammals, such as cattle, pigs, dogs, and wild animals serve as major reservoir hosts. Infected animals may excrete leptospires intermittently or regularly for months or years, or for their lifetime in the urine. Humans get infection as a result of direct or indirect exposure to the urine of carrier animals which gain entry into the blood stream via cuts, skin abrasions or mucous membranes. Although many studies on Leptospirosis has been done in other countries that helped in formulation of prevention and control program, no detailed studies have been conducted in Bhutan. In humans, febrile cases of unknown origin have been increasingly reported to the hospital for treatment. Similarly, in animals, reduced conception rate, infertility and abortion in cattle are also increasingly reported in Bhutan, but no systematic studies have been conducted to rule out leptospiral infection. Therefore, we conducted a cross-species surveillance in domestic animals and humans with the following objectives: 1. to estimate the seroprevalence of Leptospirosis in cross-species domestic animals in Bhutan 2. to compare the seroprevalence in domestic animal population between tropical areas (south Bhutan), paddy cultivating interior areas of Bhutan and dairy cattle (e.g. dairy farmers group) in east Bhutan, 3. to determine rodent species as carriers of Leptospira in the study areas, and 4. to estimate the seroprevalence of Leptospirosis in febrible cases of humans presented to the medical hospital for treatment. The findings of the study in animals is attached for information.

  • Feb/11/2015 2:19 AM
  • Lokey Thapa
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Assessment of calf mortality in Trongsa and Bumthang, Bhutan

Ratna B Gurung, Bhutan Journal of Renewable Natural Resources 01/2006; 1(1):54-60

  • Aug/22/2014 6:57 AM
  • Lokey Thapa

Prevalence and treatment efficacy of Humpsore in cattle in Sarpang.

Dukpa, K., Thapa, L., Tshering, K., Tobgay, T., and Gabur, C. 2008. Journal of Renewable Natural Resources of Bhutan. 4(1) pp 107-115.

  • Aug/05/2014 5:58 AM
  • Lokey Thapa

Animal Health eBulletin Volume 2 issue 3 e bulletin

Foot and Mouth Disease outbreak has occurred in Chelounay village, Phuentsholing Geog under Chukha Dzongkhag on 8th April 2014. Of the 11 animals in the herd one cattle was affected and died. There were 523 susceptible animals in the village. A total of 397 animals were vaccinated during the ring vaccination campaign conducted by Dzongkhag Livestock Sector & SVL Phuentsholing to prevent further spread. The samples were collected by the investigation team and were referred to NCAH, Serbithang for further diagnosis. The result was positive to FMD by Sandwich ELISA test and serotype “O” was detected.

  • May/08/2014 1:44 AM
  • Tshering
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Animal Disease e-Bulletin Vol. 2. Issue 8

FMD outbreaks have occurred in Simtokha under Chang Geog in Thimphu Dzongkhag on 30th January 2014. Of the 11 susceptible animals in the herd, 7 were affected including one death. The animals were not vaccinated against FMD.

  • May/01/2014 6:00 AM
  • Tshering
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