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Bolivia Moves to Eradicate Newcastle Disease

27 May 2016

BOLIVIA - Bolivia's National Service of Agricultural Health and Food Safety (SENASAG) has trained a number of poultry technicians with a view to eradicating Newcastle disease in the country over the next five years.

The chief of SENASAG for the Santa Cruz area, Balvina Martinez, said the training was held for five days and aimed to impart knowledge to technicians from across the country, for the total elimination of Newcastle disease.

Martinez said the agriculture department would implement a vaccination programme through SENASAG to eradicate Newcastle disease, in order to remove this barrier preventing the export of poultry abroad.

The technicians also received teaching on biosecurity and food safety.

The President of the National Association of Poultry Farmers (ANA), Ricardo Alandia, welcomed the completion of the course, stressing that it is a challenge to eradicate Newcastle from all over the country, but he pledged his support and joint work on vaccination campaigns. 

ThePoultrySite News Desk

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