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2.2mn animals treated in 2018; 4.8% rise: MoAF

2.2mn animals treated in 2018; 4.8% rise: MoAF

MoAF stated that 2.2mn animals have been treated in the sultanate in 2018, an improve of four.eight per cent compared to 2017. The ministry confirmed that two.1mn animals have been treated in the sultanate in 2017, a decreased of 9.six per cent compared to 2016.

There was a 30 per cent improve in the quantity of animals vaccinated against ailments in 2017, reaching three.5mn compared to two.7mn in 2016.

The ministry also stated that 43.1 per cent of the vaccinated animals in 2017 had vaccines against enterotoxaemia and 28.eight per cent against Peste des petits ruminants (PPR), also identified as goat plague.

In 2017, the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries launched the second stage of the mobile veterinary clinics project with 12 a lot more mobile clinics. With this the total quantity reached 29.

The second stage was launched right after the good results of the very first stage of the project via which veterinary care was supplied to livestock even in the remotest components of the nation.

The mobile veterinary clinics are equipped with all diagnostic, therapy and immunisation tools and they are capable of conducting different operations in order to offer veterinary solutions for these far away from fixed veterinary clinics.

‘The mobile veterinary clinic is a four-wheel drive vehicle with twin cabins. A medical team consisting of a veterinarian, a veterinarian helper and a driver is assigned to each car,’ MoAF stated.

The ministry stated that unique veterinary teams have been formed to stop and decrease the spread of ailments in various components of Oman. The field teams have succeeded in controlling these ailments.

MoAF is preparing to set up a veterinary hospital in Dhofar. It will be the very first of its sort in the sultanate.

The ministry stated that the hospital aims to manage the spread of illness, sustain public well being and conduct all sorts of surgical procedures. The hospital will also have laboratories to diagnose different pathological situations.

‘The hospital will be supervised and regulated by the competent authority in the ministry,’ MoAF stated. It added that the private sector will handle and operate the hospital.

As per the Agricultural Census 2018, the livestock population is above three.5mn, of which 397,000 are cows, two,302,000 goats, 605,000 sheep and 268,000 camels.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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