Responsive image

Livestock: 2018 Declared Year Of Animal Health

Economie
MBOM Sixtus | 22-01-2018 10:55

The Minister of Livestock, Fisheries and Animal Industries made the declaration in Yaounde January 19.

The Minister of Livestock, Fisheries and Animal Industries, Dr Taiga has declared 2018, the Year of health protection of small ruminants. He made the declaration in a New Year wishes ceremony in Yaounde January 19.

The Minister said the decision is intended to intensify the fight against viral infections in sheep and goats especially the peste des petits ruminants (PPR) which he said kills 90 per cent of infected goats and sheep.
He said he had instructed his collaborators especially those of decentralized services to get actively involved in the fight against Small Ruminants Disease.

He also urged all sheep and goat breeders to vaccinate their livestock accordingly. Note that the fight against this disease falls within programme 407 of the Ministry which focuses on improvement of health coverage for livestock and the fight against zoonoses (infectious diseases in animals).

Under the programme, new vet laboratories will be opened in the cities of Bafoussam, Douala and Ngaoundere this year.
Small ruminants are valued in Cameroon for their meat, milk and skin.

A recent publication of the UN’s Food and Agricultural Organisation on the deseases of small ruminant says the main constraints hindering productivity of livestock sector in most sub-Saharan countries are diseases, poor nutrition, poor breeding policies and poor management. It is apparently for this reasons that the government is taking measures to improve on livestock and animal industries nationwide.

Last year was the year of animal feed, 2016 the year of Milk, while 2015 was the year of aquaculture. The Minister said the dedications have not just been names, but have been marked by concrete actions with positive results.
 

Partagez cet article :

0 0 0 0
Loading...

Autres articles que vous aimerez lire...

Décret N°2018/314 du 23 mai 2018 portant Ratification de l’accord de prêt d’un montant de 30 000 000 d’euros, soit 19 678 710 000 francs CFA, conclu le 19 mars 2018 entre la République du Cameroun et la BMCE Bank international PLC, pour le financemen

Presidential
Paul BIYA | 24-05-2018 11:46 | 0 0

Le président de la République décrète,

Vu la Constitution;
Vu la loi N°2017/021 du 20 décembre 2017 portant loi de Finances de la République du Cameroun pour l’exercice 2018 ;
Vu l’ordonnance N° ...
Lire la suite

0 commentaire(s)

Laissez un commentaire

Vous devez être connecté pour commenter