Launching the annual vaccination campaign for livestock in Abu Dhabi August 28

The Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority launches the fourteenth annual vaccination campaign 2022-2023 against diseases that affect livestock in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, starting from August 28 to May 31, 2023. The campaign targets three diseases, namely peste des petits ruminants, foot-and-mouth disease, and thrips, with the aim of Enhancing livestock immunity and controlling and eradicating epidemic diseases to enhance the biosecurity system. The vaccination campaign includes three stages, the first includes vaccination against Peste des petits ruminants, while the second stage includes the first dose of vaccination against foot-and-mouth disease and kaft, and the third stage includes giving the second dose against foot-and-mouth disease and kaft. During the campaign, about 2,182,870 head of cattle (cows, goats, and sheep) will be vaccinated against foot-and-mouth disease, in addition to 943,398 head of goats will be vaccinated against keft disease, while a comprehensive vaccination of sheep and goats against Peste des petits ruminants will be conducted. The continuous vaccination campaigns come with the aim of strengthening the biosecurity system and raising the immunity of animals, which contributes to protecting them from diseases, and thus controlling them and preventing their spread among livestock, as well as limiting the use of veterinary treatments and medicines, which leads to the eradication of diseases in the long term, preserving livestock and increasing the economic return to livestock breeders. The Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority called on livestock breeders to respond and cooperate with the veterinary staff specialized in immunization and follow advice and instructions, which contributes to the successful completion of the immunization process. Before the visit and not to expose it to stress and to avoid the spread of diseases among the herd.

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