|50,000 free doses foot and mouth disease vaccine have been offered to the central province of Hà Tĩnh. — VNA/VNS Photo|
HÀ TĨNH — The Vetvaco National Veterinary Joint Stock Company will provide 50,000 free doses of vaccine against foot and mouth disease in the central province of Hà Tĩnh.
The deal is part of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s decision to help Hà Tĩnh prevent an epidemic.
The provincial Department of Livestock and Veterinary will be taken responsibility for receiving and distributing the vaccine to local farmers.
Foot and mouth disease was reported in Kỳ Văn Commune, Kỳ Anh District, last month, and spread quickly to the neighbouring districts of Cẩm Xuyên, Can Lộc and Thạch Hà.
According to provincial authorities, Cẩm Xuyên District had the highest number of cases, and 1,470 pigs had been culled in just over a month.
Immediately after the disease was discovered, provincial authorities deployed 20,000 doses of vaccine and 1,780 litres of antiseptic to stop it from spreading province-wide.
Experts are keeping a close watch on the animals to monitor newly affected areas and prepare prompt responses. — VNS