ADAFSA Launches 13th Livestock Vaccination Campaign, Targets Over 2 Million Animals

ADAFSA launches 13th livestock vaccination campaign, targets over 2 million animals

ABU DHABI, (Pakistan Point News - 22nd Sep, 2021) The Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority (ADAFSA) has announced the launch of the 13th livestock vaccination campaign for 2021-2022 against diseases affecting animals in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi as part of efforts to enhance the biosecurity system, improve animal immunity, and prevent the proliferation of animal diseases.

ADFSA said the campaign vaccinates different livestock species, including sheep and goats against Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR), sheep, goats and cattle against Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and goats against contagious caprine pleuropneumonia (CCPP).

Rashid Al Rasas Al Mansouri, Executive Director of Livestock Sector at ADAFSA, said the campaign, which will continue until May 2022, aims to improve animal immunity, control and eradicate epidemic diseases, thus enhancing the biosecurity system in Abu Dhabi.

He added that 2,104,169 animals (sheep, goats and cattle) would be vaccinated against FMD, while 917,412 would be vaccinated against the CCPP.

"ADAFSA's efforts target the need to reduce the use of veterinary medicines, eradicate diseases in the long term, thereby developing the livestock sector, and sustain the food security system," said Al Mansouri, stressing that ADAFSA's commitment is to provide the best-approved vaccines to enhance animal immunity.

Al Mansouri also asked Abu Dhabi's livestock owners to cooperate with the vaccination teams. He affirmed the importance of following the campaign guidelines to help protect livestock and prevent the spread of diseases.