Newcastle Disease Attacks Ifugao Fowls

PHILIPPINES - The Hungduan Municipal Agriculture Office (MAO) conducted a massive vaccination of chicken due to an outbreak of newcastle disease.
calendar icon 26 November 2007
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Agriculture technologist Roldan Dulawan said there was an outbreak of the viral poultry disease in barangay Poblacion. "The staff of the MAO started the massive poultry vaccination from November 12-23."

New castle is a viral poultry disease that can be transmitted through contact, food, and water contamination. The mortality rate can go as far as 100 percent.

Dulawan said 10,000 doses of lasota new castle, which was acquired from the Provincial Veterinary Office by agricultural officer Alfonso Cayong, were used to vaccinate poultry in the accessible and adjacent barangays of Poblacion.

"We observed that the occurrence of the disease is yearly due to the importation of culls from other places," Dulawan said.

Source: Sun.Star

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