Panaji, September 4, 2014The  Department  of Animal Husbandry  and Veterinary Services is  implementing the Government of India Scheme “Foot and Mouth Disease Control Programme (FMD-CP) Sixth Round” under Livestock Health and  Disease Control which will be conducted in phases at six monthly intervals.

          In this connection, the programme  will commence from  October  7, 2014 wherein all efforts  are being  made to vaccinate  all the cattle and buffalo  population and sera samples  will be collected from selected villages, pre and post vaccination to ascertain the immune status of the herd.

          The dairy farmers are requested to extend their full hearted cooperation to the teams/staff of the Department in this endeavor of immunization of the entire cattle and buffalo population in the State with a view to  eradicate Foot and  Mouth Disease which is highly contagious, causing high economic losses in milk production, draft power, growth and reproduction.


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