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‘Mekunu led to rise in animal diseases’

‘Mekunu led to rise in animal diseases’

The ministry stated that the epidemiological scenario of animal illnesses was steady in the sultanate in common and in Dhofar governorate in certain.

MoAF stated that 316,795 animals in Dhofar have been treated in veterinary clinics in 2018.

It also stated that four,042 of the animals have been treated for infectious illnesses in 2018.

The statistics of the ministry confirmed that the epidemiological and infectious illnesses spread in Dhofar governorate in the course of the year 2018 have been foot-and-mouth illness, dermatitis and 3-day fever. The veterinary clinics in the governorate treated four,042 of the infected animals, although 387 died.

The total quantity of livestock in Dhfoar in 2018 amounted to 714,000.

The animals that have been treated contain 105,264 camels, 109,602 cows, three,791 sheep and 98,138 goats.

The ministry confirmed that it formed ten teams to adhere to up the wellness scenario in Dhofar in mid-August 2018 and it also organised awareness campaigns for livestock breeders there.

The ministry is presently implementing projects that are essential in enhancing the function of prevention and protection of livestock in Dhofar, which consists of the implementation of the National Immunisation Project for goats, sheep and cows, and supplying therapeutic solutions via veterinary clinics for all livestock herds.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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