Mizoram Bans Import Of Cattle From Myanmar

No Comments
Posted in Featured, Mizoram, Northeast
NET Web Desk

The District Magistrate of Champhai imposed a blanket ban on cattle import from Myanmar on October 21.

According to the District Magistrate – James Lalrinchhana, the decision has been taken as several cows were ‘suspected’ of being infected with Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD).

The Directorate of Animal Husbandry officials noted that the samples will be sent to Guwahati for laboratory tests.

It is worth noting that several diseases like swine flu and other respiratory diseases, were allegedly found in cattle imports from Myanmar.

The disease is a highly contagious viral vesicular disease of cloven-hoofed animals such as cattle, buffaloes, sheep, goats, pigs, etc., leading to reduction in milk yield, decreased growth rate, infertility, reduced working capacity in bullocks, trade embargo in the international market.

FMD can be controlled through mass vaccination of susceptible livestock repeatedly at regular intervals till the incidence of the disease comes down.

Tags: , , ,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Fill out this field
Fill out this field
Please enter a valid email address.
This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

The reCAPTCHA verification period has expired. Please reload the page.

More Articles
Related News