Gambian government vaccinates 72,000 cattle in 2014

Cattle-in-AfricaThe Gambian government rolled out a vaccination campaign last year in a bid to encourage farmers' participation in livestock production and poverty reduction

Momodou Darboe, the acting director of the Department of Livestock Services in the North Bank Region (NBR), stated that 72,000 cattle were vaccinated against the trans-boundary Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia (CBPPP) disease within NBR in 2014.

Darboe praised the governments efforts through the Department of Livestock Services and FAO for launching the vaccination campaign.

According to the acting director of the Department of Livestock services, the NBR Livestock Services has vaccinated poultry birds against the new cattle diseases and also distributed poultry feed to the communities in NBR under the Livestock Horticulture Development Project (LHDP).

Darboe continued by praising the LHDP for the role they played, adding that they have contributed greatly in the sustenance of the poultry project. He also thanked the LHDP, FAO and West African Agriculture Productivity project in their joint effort alongside the Department of Livestock Services in enhancing animal production.

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