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Livestock medical treatment program conducted in Northern Red Sea region

As part of the activities to ensure the health and increased number of livestock, medical treatment program has been conducted in 4 sub-zones of the Northern Red Sea region.

Massawa, 23 April 2013- As part of the activities to ensure the health and increased number of livestock, medical treatment program has been conducted in 4 sub-zones of the Northern Red Sea region.

The objective of the program conducted in the sub-zones of Gel’alo, Foro, She’ib and Ginda was to control internal and external livestock diseases.

In line with the program, more than 10 thousand sheep and goats, around 35 thousand cattle, more than 7 thousand camels and around 6 thousand donkeys received medical treatment which is believed to positive impact regarding increase in the number of livestock and productivity. The program had also added advantage in terms of assessing the number of livestock in the region.

Among the farmers, Mr. Mohammed-Omar Ali and Mr. Ibrahim Abdu stated that due to lack of awareness on the importance of vaccination their livestock were dying from different types of diseases, and that to-date thanks to the medical treatment the safety of their livestock has been ensured.

Likewise, farmers Saleh Ali and Mohamed Ali Ahmed on their part said that their awareness as regards controlling animal diseases is being inhanced due to the education they were received and commended the efforts exerted by members of the Agriculture Ministry for the success of the program.

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