MUKWE: The second vaccination campaign this year against foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in the Kavango Region’s Ndiyona and Mukwe constituencies kicked off on Monday this week.
The second round of the FMD vaccination campaign, which includes the ear-tagging of cattle, will end on 14 September.
The vaccination campaign uses a trivalent (three-component) vaccine acquired from the Botswana Vaccine Institute, the only institute where such a vaccine is produced in southern Africa.
Mobile crash pans will be used to cover communities which do not have fixed crash pans.
According to a programme availed by the regional veterinary office here yesterday, about 30 farms and 40 communities in the Ndiyona Constituency will be covered, while in the Mukwe Constituency, the campaign will cover 55 communities.
Cattle in the Ndiyona and Mukwe constituencies are being re-vaccinated because of the threat posed by buffaloes, which are known carriers of FMD.