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Thursday, May 17 2018 – 11:26 p
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Thursday, May 17 2018 – 11:26 p

The Ministry of Agriculture announced the extension of the national campaign for the immunization of cattle and buffaloes against foot and mouth disease in the first phase of the current year; to reach the target fortified during the month of Ramadan in all directorates of veterinary medicine in the governorates of the Republic; to preserve livestock from epidemic diseases and increase the production of meat and milk.
An official report of the Ministry of Agriculture issued today that since the start of the national campaign to vaccinate cattle against foot and mouth disease on April 10, the total reached 2.2 million head of cattle and buffaloes, the campaign will continue in all governorates of the Republic during the month of Ramadan; to reach the target of 3.9 1 million cattle and buffalo heads; to protect livestock from epidemic diseases.
The Minister of Agriculture, the General Authority for Veterinary Services and the directorates of veterinary medicine in the governorates, charged with continuous and constant communication with the educators in the different villages to identify the problems facing them and work to solve them immediately and intensifying immunization campaigns for livestock in the different governorates, thus contributing to the conservation and development of livestock in Egypt. , And the need to focus attention on young breeders.
During his last meeting with the directorates of veterinary medicine in the various governorates, the minister stressed the importance of providing a complete statistics on livestock in Egypt and limiting the number of livestock, which will contribute to the provision of vaccines and vaccines necessary for them. Movements of animals within different governorates.
Dr. Mona Mehrez, Deputy Minister of Agriculture for Animal, Poultry and Fish Affairs, said that it was decided to extend the vaccination campaign for cattle and buffaloes against foot and mouth disease in all governorates. The veterinary units should start vaccinating cattle from 7 am to 12 noon during the month of Ramadan, Million head and buffalo, confirming that so far the completion of immunization 2.2 million head of cattle.
Mahrez pointed out that the national campaign for immunization, registration and numbering of cattle against foot-and-mouth disease and other epidemiological diseases continues to work at all villages and cities in all governorates of the republic, and to ensure the passage of all homes through awareness campaigns for the dangers of disease and the need to protect cattle and animals Of epidemic diseases, and the need to report any cases of suspicion to deal with them immediately.
The report of the Central Administration of Preventive Medicine in the General Authority for Veterinary Services revealed that there is a periodic follow-up of the campaign to immunize cattle against foot and mouth disease in its first campaign, which is carried out from village to village through coordination between the various bodies concerned, in addition to the formation of secretariats and follow-up committees to ensure the efficiency Immunization and access to educators and beneficiaries.
The report pointed out that there are awareness campaigns to raise the awareness of the need to protect cattle and animals from epidemic diseases and to report any suspicious cases for immediate dealing with them within the framework of the ministry’s role to promote and develop livestock in Egypt. The veterinary convoys aim to reduce the burden on farmers and simple breeders, The campaigns continue to work in all veterinary units in the villages and directorates of veterinary medicine in the governorates.

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