Last Updated: Saturday 04 July 2015

The new policy of the National Foot and Mouth Disease control programme in Bhutan lays down that migrating animals will now need to be compulsarily vaccinated and will be provided movement permits. The disease affects a number of livestock and reduces animal productivity to a large extent. According to J B Gurung of the Regional Veterinary and Epidemology Centre, the policy was aimed at bringing down the disease to a 'zero incidence level'.

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