Benin/Bovine Pasteurellosis Vaccination Campaign: The operation is in full swing in the eight communes of Borgou
The government is committed to the development of the livestock sector in Benin. This is evidenced by the vaccination campaign against bovine pasteurellosis organized by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries since Monday 28 June throughout the country. In Borgou, there is, for the moment, no obstacle to deplore.
The vaccination campaign against bovine pasteurellosis has been underway for several days in Benin. The objective of this operation is to see all the animals of the national herd receive their dose of vaccine.
In Borgou, the head of the regulation and control department at the Departmental Directorate of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Abdou Moumouni Mama, informs us that the campaign is taking place simultaneously in each of the 8 communes of the department. It is by zone, on identified areas, that the animals are grouped, whether in Sinendé, Kalalé, Tchaourou, Nikki, Bembèrèkè, Pèrèrè, Parakou and N'Dali. To ensure the success of the operation, the livestock agents are being asked to contribute. Vaccination, per animal, costs 130 F Cfa. It started on Tuesday 15 June in Borgou and will end on Monday 12 July.
Pasteurellosis, explains the head of the department, is a disease that kills animals when they are cool. "That is why we often organize this campaign at the beginning of the rainy season, at the start of the harmattan period, in November and December," he said. According to him, it is a disease that decimates herds if the animals are not vaccinated.
The farmers were then invited to mobilize to have their animals vaccinated.