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Vaccination stressed to prevent animals from fatal diseases

By Bureau report
December 09, 2023

PESHAWAR: Speakers at a one-day workshop here on Friday underscored the need for vaccinating livestock against infectious and deadly diseases.

The event, organized by the Livestock Department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, in collaboration with Dollvet, a prominent pharmaceutical company from Turkey, and Orion Group, highlighted the increasing economic losses caused by animal diseases globally due to climate change. Dr Huseyin Zengin, and other relevant officers participated in the workshop.

A paramedic preparing a dose of a vaccine inside a Buddhist temple in a suburb in Sydney — AFP/File
A paramedic preparing a dose of a vaccine inside a Buddhist temple in a suburb in Sydney — AFP/File

Director General of Livestock Dr Alam Zeib Mohmand talked about the negative impact of these diseases on the economy. He stressed the need for controlling these diseases through the use of vaccines with collaboration from international companies and institutions.

Yasir Wazir, the manager of Dollvet Company, showcased seven different vaccines developed by the company, citing their effectiveness in treating diseases like LSD (Lumpy Skin Disease) that occurred epidemically in Turkey in 2012 and in Pakistan during 2021-22. Director of the Livestock Department Dr Asad Ali Shah discussed the challenges posed by diseases like Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and LSD, emphasizing the collaborative efforts of the Livestock Department and international organizations in reducing disease incidence and potential losses. Asif Awan, President of the Livestock Welfare Association, praised the Livestock Department for its efforts and advocated for ensuring the availability of vaccines at a low cost.