NBGS to vaccinate 1.2 million goats, sheep

The Ministry of Animals Resources and Fisheries in Northern Bahr el Ghazal State has announced that it is going to vaccinate at least 1.2  million goats and sheep soon.

“There is nothing that it is going to cost the owners because FAO is the one responsible for the logistics,” Samuel Ajiing, director, told Akol Yam FM.

“So, it has approved payment of incentives to the those who will be carrying out the vaccination.”

This comes after ministry received vaccines for treating goats and sheep plague disease from the Food and Agriculture Organization on Thursday.

Goats and sheep plague, also commonly known as peste des petits ruminants or PPR, is a contagious disease primarily affect goats and sheep.

PPR is a virus that causes disease in sheep and goats always characterized by emaciation, severe depression, fever of 40 – 41 °C and diarrhea among others.

It has already killed 70 in 100 goats, according to animal health experts in the state.

Ajiing said the 15-day house-to-house free vaccination exercise commences on Monday next week.

“I want to tell the public that if there is anybody who is going to demand for money during the exercise, then that is a different thing,” he continued.

Ajiing urged the community members to prepare and receive the vaccinators in their houses for smooth vaccination.