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  • MoAF Frontliners undergo second round of RTPCR test

    21 January 2021: Frontliners of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF) underwent a second round of RTPCR test today, two weeks after the first RTPCR test. The ministry would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to the Ministry of Health for the testing service. We re-dedicate ourselves to the service of the Tsa-Wa-Sum.


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  • Pig mortality at Dorokha under control

    Samtse: A total of three pigs died at Dorokha ‘C’ under Dorokha Dungkhag as of January 19. The Regional Livestock Development Centre-Tsimasham deputed a veterinary officer from Thromde Veterinary Hospital, Phuentsholing to carry out a joint investigation study with the Dzongkhag Livestock Sector, Samtse and ruled out the swine flu and fever as reported in the social media.

    The in-depth field clinical and postmortem examination was carried out and the laboratory samples were collected. As per the retrospective field investigation, three pigs aged between 6 months to 1 year old have died out of 21 piglets in a farm belonging to Buddha Kumar Lepcha between January 16-18 with a mortality rate of 11%.

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  • Refresher training on hydrogeological inputs to springshed management in Bhutan

    The Watershed Management Division (WMD) in collaboration with International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Nepal organised five days refresher training on Hydrogeological inputs to springshed management in Bhutan from January 11-16.

    The training was conducted virtually with resource persons from ICIMOD and Advanced Center for Water Resource Development and Management in India. It was attended by around 70 participants from the College of Natural Resources, Royal University of Bhutan, forest divisions, parks, wildlife sanctuaries, WMD and UWICER.

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  • Infectious Bursal Disease outbreak in Darla

    Chukha: An Infectious Bursal Disease (IBD) outbreak has been reported at Chumilhakha and Rinchentse villages in Darla in five broiler poultry farms killing a total number of 1200 broiler birds on January 19.

    Following the report of 300 bird’s mortality on January 7, the Regional Livestock Development Centre (RLDC)-Tsimasham and the Dzongkhag Livestock Sector, Chukha carried out the joint preliminary investigation to rule out Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (bird flu) but the laboratory samples referred to the National Centre for Animal Health (NCAH) in Serbithang confirmed the IBD outbreak. The in-depth field investigation was able to implement only from January 16 due to lockdown.

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