Foot and mouth disease outbreak at Paro

Posted by Dr Tenzin on Jul/19/2017 1:21 AM   (0)Comments

Foot and mouth disease outbreak in cattle is ongoing at Paro. As of 17 July 2017, 266 cattle were affected with the disease including 12 deaths (10 calves and 2 adult cow) in five geog (Tsento, Lamgong, Dopshari, Hungrel and Wangchang). Control measures have been implemented through activation of Rapid Response Team as per National FMD Prevention and Control Plan 2017. Read More

Visit by technical expert from University of Calgary, Canada

Posted by Dr Tenzin on Jul/12/2017 12:51 AM   (0)Comments

A team comprising of three scientists from the Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Infectious Diseases, University of Calgary, Canada visited National Centre for Animal Health, Serbithang from 2nd July - 9th July 2017 to discuss and initiate on the technical Collaboration on development of molecular vaccines against Haemorrhagic Septicemia (HS) in ruminants. The members in the team were: 1. Dr. Anthony Bernard Schryvers 2. Dr. Edouard Timsit 3. Dr Vahid Farshchi Andisi HS is an important bacterial disease that affects buffalo, cattle, yaks, goats and sheep and endemic in most countries in South Asia including Bhutan. The disease is caused by Pasteurella multocida, a gram-negative bacteria... Read More

Veterinary Epidemiology Capacity Assessment in Bhutan

Posted by Dr Tenzin on Jul/10/2017 11:03 PM   (0)Comments

The following external and internal national team members are conducting Veterinary Epidemiology Capacity Assessment through application of Veterinary Epidemiology Mapping Tool (EMT) in the country w.e.f 10-14 July 2017. The team will meet and discuss with key stakeholders at national, regional and local levels, in order to complete data and evidence gathering to support the assessment. 1. Dr. Kachen Wongsathapornchai, Regional Epidemiology Coordinator, FAO, Bangkok 2. Mr. Frank Pumipuntu, Regional Monitoring and Evaluation Expert, FAO, Bangkok 3. Dr. Khadak Singh Bisht, Assistant SAARC Regional Support Unit Coordinator, Kathmandu, Nepal 4... Read More

Mass Dog Sterilization and Vaccination

Posted by Dr. Yoenten PHUENTSHOK on Jun/26/2017 8:57 AM   (0)Comments

NDPM&RCP is conducting a 2-week long mass dog vaccination and sterilization campaign at the National Animal Hospital, Chubachu from 27th June 2017 to 12th July 2017. Read More

Bhutanese delegates at the OIE General Session

Posted by Dr. Yoenten PHUENTSHOK on May/26/2017 11:10 PM   (0)Comments

Bhutan is represented at the 85th General Session of the OIE at Paris by Hon'ble Director General and Chief Veterinary Officer of the Department of Livestock and the Program Director of National Centre for Animal Health. Read More