Chad: 12 million animals will be vaccinated against two contagious diseases

The animals will be vaccinated against two contagious diseases. Photo: Chad Infos

NEWSROOM (ADV) – Chadian Minister of Livestock and Animal Production, Gayang Souaré, on Friday launched a massive vaccination campaign against infectious bovine pleuropneumonia and pest ruminants in Birdouane, in the north-east of the country.

This campaign, supported by the Sahel Regional Pastoral Support Project, targets 8 million cattle less than six months of age and 4 million small ruminants over three months throughout the country.

It “is the beginning of a long program spread over several years to control these diseases, and beyond their eradication by 2025. Vaccination is mandatory and the vaccination is paid (50 CFA francs for small ruminants and 100 CFA francs for cattle), “he said.

Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia and ruminant plague are among the animal diseases considered a priority for Chad, according to the World Organization for Animal Health (OAH).

The Chadian herd is made up of 113,560,000 heads of cattle of all species (cattle, goats, camels, etc.), according to the final results of the general livestock census published in May 2018.

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