Update May 19, 2015

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PPR week being observed in Gaibandha

Sumel Sarker

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PPR week being observed in Gaibandha

19 May 2015, Nirapad News: PPR (Pests des petits ruminants) week is being observed in all the seven Upazilas of the district from Sunday for the first time in a bid to prevent this disease.

District livestock officer Dr. M. Abdul Latif said PPR disease is a contagious viral disease of goat less commonly sheep and almost all aged of goat may get infected by this disease which generally spreads through air, feed, water etc.

Fever, anorexia, depression, nasal and ocular discharges, difficult
respiration, lips and tongue resulting in salivation, erosions on the nasal mucosa and finally diarrhea are the symptoms of the PPR disease, he explained.

Every year thousands of goat die through this disease affecting goat production and economy very much in the country, he said adding that the mortality rate of PPR disease is very high, about 90 percent.

Applying combined treatment method and antibiotic may be effective for PPR disease. In this method destroy the germ of PPR together, the DLO added.

As goat and sheep farming is a very profitable business and the environment of the district is very suitable for its farming, the district livestock office has arranged the week observance in the district to protect animals from the PPR disease for the first time.

The DLO advised the farmers to kill the seriously infected animal as soon as possible so that the germ can not spread everywhere and vaccinate the healthy animal timely to prevent the disease.

A total of 40,000 goats including sheep had been targeted and they would be vaccinated during the period of the week so that they were not affected with PPR diseases.

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