Livestock vaccination underway in Kiphire
Dimapur, Nov. 24 (EMN): The deputy commissioner, Kiphire, SaritaYadav, has informed that the department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Service, government of Nagaland has launched vaccination drive under FMD- CP with an objective to eradicate food and mouth disease (FMD) and brucellosis by 2025.
This was informed by the DIPR through a press release made available to the media.
However, the DC has lamented that many village authorities and livestock owners are ‘refusing to cooperate and get their livestock vaccinated without understanding the objective of the drive in spite of the earnest efforts from the department officials.’
In order to help prevent outbreak of brucellosis and contribute towards its total eradication, the DC has directed all ward, village officials and livestock owners to “extend all possible help to the visiting vaccination team and ensure that all targeted livestock are administered with preventive vaccines.”
The circular also mentioned that ‘in the event of death of animals, cattle, mithun, buffalo, sheep, goat and pig due to natural calamity or outbreak of any disease, livestock owners will not be recommended for monetary assistance from the government unless FMD and brucellosis vaccination card for death animal issued by the Veterinary department at the time of Vaccination is produced to the concerned authority.’