February 09, 2017

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Cattle treated for foot-and-mouth disease in Nay Pyi Taw

Restricting the movement and trade of cattle is important in containing the foot and mouth disease. Photo: Ko Pauk
Restricting the movement and trade of cattle is important in containing the foot and mouth disease. Photo: Ko Pauk

A research team treated cattle for foot-and-mouth disease in Ward 6 of Lewe Township, Nay Pyi Taw Union Territory, on Sunday.
The team also provided educational talks and printed materials to farmers about the disease, which first emerged in late August. Cases have been confirmed in Popa Thiri,
Pyinmana, and Lewe townships. Most of the infected cattle in the latter three townships received treatment in time, officials said.
The team was led by Dr Aung Kyaw Moe, an officer from the Nay Pyi Taw Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department, and by Dr Sein Lwin, the deputy director of the Tatkone Epizootic Research Laboratory.
Dr Aung Kyaw Moe said that restricting the movement and trade of cattle is important in containing the disease.
The team placed ear-tags on cattle to help farmers identify those which have been immunised and those that are still being monitored.

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