Farmers Alert! Dreaded Chicken Disease Re-emerge In Kano State


Farmers Alert! Dreaded Chicken Disease Re-emerges In Kano State

The Director Veterinary Services, Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Kano State, Dr. Shehu Bawa has announced the resurfacing of one of the dreaded Chicken disease – Bird flu.

According to Bawa, while stringent measures have been taken to prevent the spread of the disease, so far, only one poultry farm in the state has suffered the outbreak.

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Dr. Bawa also stated that the state government has taken proactive measures to contain the spread of the disease to other farms within the state.

He said:

Part of the measures we have taken to check the spread of the disease include disinfection of the affected farm and routine surveillance of other farms.”

The DVS Ministry of Agric, Kano State used the medium to encourage farmers to quickly report any other outbreak of the disease in their respective farms to appropriate authorities.

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According to him, this will enable the government to take prompt action.

He said:

“I am using this opportunity to advise farmers to immediately report any outbreak of the disease to enable government take prompt response.”

He also pointed out that there was an inadequate number of veterinarians in the state.

He then urged the government to employ more for pro-active supervision of abattoirs in the state.

Dr. Bawa added that most of the animal slaughter houses lacked veterinarians to inspect animals before being slaughtered.

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He informed that with the exception of two abattoirs at Kofar Mazugal and Bachirawa, others have no meat inspectors.

Therefore, in his opinion, it would be paramount to employ more veterinarians to handle the supervision of abattoirs in the various LGAs.

He said:

“With the exception of the two abattoirs at Kofar Mazugal and Bachirawa, others have no meat Inspectors.

“So, there is need to have veterinarians to supervise abattoirs in each of the 44 Local Government Areas of the state.”