The Official Veterinary Service (SVO) will inform breeders who have stopped vaccination and demand compliance with legal measures, which must be done in the form of assisted vaccination, including mandatory vaccination and declaration
The Goiás government, through the Goiás Agricultural Defense Agency, is announcing the results of the first phase of its foot-and-mouth disease vaccination campaign, conducted in May. The rate recorded so far reaches 98.35% of the total number of cattle and buffaloes from zero to 24 months, which are expected to receive the vaccine at this stage, as recorded in the Agricultural Defense System of Goiás – Sidago.
According to the recorded data, out of a total of 10,850,209 animals from 0 to 24 months, 10,670,729 heads were vaccinated. The percentage continues to grow, as the Agency’s experts have until the 29th of this month to finish publishing personally reported data by June 7, the legal deadline for mandatory reporting. And also the statements that should be given by the real estate that is in arrears and that will still have to perform the assisted vaccination during this month.
Acting President of Agrodefes, Augusto Amaral Rocha, emphasizes that the figures show that the first phase of the campaign was very positive and that cattle breeders understood the importance of preserving the health of the herd. “It is expected that we will approach 100% of vaccinated cattle and buffaloes, when the launch of all data personally reported in local units is completed, which is mostly done in those conducted by small cattle breeders, with herds. up to 49 animals, ”he said.
The vaccination effect of cattle, buffalo, goats, sheep and equidae aged 0 to 12 months against rabies in 121 municipalities in a country considered to be at high risk for the disease was also satisfactory, following virtually the same pattern as in the case of foot-and-mouth disease. and in connection with rabies, immunization was mandatory.
Agrodefese inspectors and agents are now working to identify properties that no longer use foot-and-mouth disease and rabies vaccines. Livestock farmers who have not been vaccinated should ask the Agency’s units to rectify their situation. Ideally, this measure should be adopted spontaneously by the 29th of this month. However, the official veterinary service (SVO) will inform breeders who have stopped vaccination and require compliance with legal measures, which must be done in the modality of assisted vaccination, including mandatory vaccination and declaration.
The applicable penalty is BRL 300.00 per holding that has not reported vaccination and BRL 7.00 per head for holdings that have not vaccinated the herd. After that, the Agency launches the procurement of vaccines under the supervision of the SVO, which must be applied and declared. It is worth mentioning that as of June 1, facilities that have not been vaccinated have been banned from moving animals for any purpose.
Another measure adopted by Agrodefes at the moment is the inspection of vaccine resellers, across the country, to check stocks and whether all sales are recorded in vaccine control books. Inspectors also control the transit of animals, following the regularity of vaccination and the Guide for the Transit of Animals (GTA). Another action taken by Agrodefes professionals is the continuity of care and information about vesicular diseases, a job that is done throughout the year, free of charge.