Campaign against foot-and-mouth disease in 127 municipalities in Pará starts on November 1st

On November 1st, the Agricultural Defense Agency of the State of Pará (Adepará), will start the new stage of the vaccination campaign against foot-and-mouth disease, this time, the immunization will take place in 127 municipalities. Throughout the year, five stages of vaccination are carried out so that the entire herd of Pará is reached.

This vaccination phase will take place from November 1st to November 30th, and animals aged up to 24 months will be vaccinated. The Agency points out that after the period of herd immunization, producers have until December 15 to notify the Agency or via the internet, through the Agricultural Integration System (Siapec3), available on the Adepará website.

According to Adepará, with a dose of 2 ml, the vaccine against foot-and-mouth disease should be administered subcutaneously or intramuscularly, in the region of the neck table (middle third) of the animal. It is noteworthy that the rural producer must purchase his vaccine from a dealer registered with Adepará, vaccinate his herd and subsequently notify the vaccine, carrying the purchase invoice and quantity of the herd.

The manager of the State Program for the Eradication of Foot-and-Mouth Disease (Peefa), Samyra Albuquerque, emphasizes the importance of vaccinating cattle and buffaloes.

“It is essential that we continue with the foot-and-mouth disease vaccination stages, an important sanitary measure and part of compliance with Pnefa’s guidelines, which follows the recommendations of the International Animal Health Code of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), which establishes which countries recognized as disease-free, they must periodically prove the maintenance of such a sanitary situation”, highlighted Samyra Albuquerque.

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Producer must purchase vaccine from reseller registered with Adepará

The vaccination campaign against foot-and-mouth disease and all other actions for agricultural defense are intended to prevent damage to production, preventing the introduction and spread of diseases. At the end of all stages of the year, the campaign in Pará, the goal is to vaccinate 24,436,259 animals, 600,000 of which are buffaloes.

Vaccination steps:

March and April: Faro and Terra Santa municipalities – age-group vaccination for all animals.

May: immunization calendar covered 127 municipalities – age-group vaccination for all animals.

July and August: again in the municipalities of Faro and Terra Santa – vaccination for animals up to 2 years old.

August and October: Marajó Stage – vaccination of animals of all ages

November: again in 127 municipalities – vaccination for bovines and buffaloes up to 2 years old.

Vaccination coverage – The campaign is part of the National Monitoring Program for Foot-and-Mouth Disease (Pnefa), aimed at achieving the vaccination coverage recommended by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA) in cattle and buffaloes. In addition to economic improvement, Pnefa requires analysis of the scenarios and efforts of public and private initiatives so that, by 2026, vaccination against the disease is suspended throughout the country.

In order to prove the vaccination, it is necessary to present, in addition to the vaccine purchase invoice, the relation of the herd, with the number of animals, age and species used. The producer who does not notify the vaccination will be subject to a fine, the amount of which may vary according to the number of animals.

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Present in 144 municipalities in Pará, the Agency maintains the Ombudsman to receive complaints. On the website there are the addresses and contacts of offices throughout Pará. The telephone numbers for contact are: (91) 3210-1101, 1105 and 1121. If the preference is by cell phone, the contact is (91) 99392-4264.