Disease Outbreaks

Avian Influenza (H5N1) Outbreak at Samdrup Jongkhar, Bhutan

The National Centre for Animal Health (NCAH) confirmed an outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza - H5N1 at Zangtopelri Lhakhang, Samdrup Jongkhar on 11th March 2018. Following confirmation, the National Incident Command Committee (NICC), chaired by Dasho Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests met on 12th March 2018 declared the outbreak and issued an executive order (SEC/MOAF-7/2017-18/148) to activate Incident Operation Center (IOC) at Samdrup Jongkhar... Read More

PPR disease outbreak in goats at Ramety, Sampheling

Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) disease outbreak in goats was reported at Sangay Minjurling Lhakhang (above Ramitey) area under Sampheling geog on 8 March 2018. As per the investigation, people have brought Tsethar goat from across the border and released at Sangay Minjurling Lhakhang area on 1 February 2018... Read More

Poultry mortality at Samdrup Jongkhar town

A poultry morality was reported at Samdrup Jongkhar Zangdopelri area since 4/3/2018 with signs of cyanosis of comb and wattle, swelling of eye, nasal discharge, droopiness, and diarrhea. There are more than 60 Tsethar birds in the Zangdopelri compound and 24 have died after showing the above symptoms... Read More

BQ outbreak in cattle at Dagana

Black quarter (BQ) outbreak in cattle was reported at Gangkha village, Khebisa geog under Dagana on 10/2/2018. Of the six cattle affected with the disease, four have died. Control mesaures have been implemented by the dzongkhag livestock sector, dagana. Read More

Rabies case in a cattle at Torsa, Phuentsholing

Rabies case in a 2 years local bull was confirmed at Damdara, Torsa under Phuentsholing thromdey on 3 March 2018. The brain tissue sample tested positive to rabies virus using rapid Ag test. Although the source is unknown, the bull could have been bitten by same rabid dog about a month back... Read More

Rabies cases in Rangjung, Trashigang

Rabies cases in a puppy and a cow was confirmed at Ranjung Central school area and at Chongthi (nearby Rangjung town) on 26/1/2018 and on 12/2/2018, respectively. No other cases have been detected so far... Read More

News & Events

Online Rabies Education Course

The Rabies Educator Certificate (REC) is a free, online course developed to provide people with the knowledge and skills to teach their communities about rabies prevention. Anyone can apply for this free course. It is self-paced and can either be studied online or downloaded and studied offline. There are five modules applicable to all situations, regardless of geographical location The final assessment is online and successful candidates receive a Certificate of Achievement Enrol now at: https://education... Read More

Training of Trainers for G2C Databases on Livestock Services for the Western Region

The National Centre for Animal Health (NCAH) in collaboration with G2C office, NGN Technologies, and ICTD, Directorate Services MoAF conducted training on G2C databases for Essential Veterinary Drug Program (EVDP), Input Supply for animals and Input Supply for Feed & Fodder from 28th February – 1st March 2018 at Athang Training Academy, Thimphu... Read More



National Centre for Animal Health would like to re-announce the vacancy for the post of ESP (Lab Helper).

Posted on Mar/02/2018  

Tender document

(The National Centre for Animal Health, Serbithang, Thimphu would like to invite sealed quotation from the interested and eligible supplier for the supply of Laboratory Equipment for the FY: 2016 – 2017) Tender document and Price schedule attached.

Posted on Feb/20/2017  


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...

Posted on Jan/05/2017  

NCAH Annual Progress Report for FY 2015-2016

The NCAH Annual Progress Report for the FY 2015-2016 has been published...

Posted on Dec/28/2016