MALAMMADORI (JIGAWA) – The Malammadori Local Government Area of Jigawa on Friday said it had immunised 19, 716 animals against zoonatic diseases.
Alhaji Danladi Ado, the Director, Agriculture Department in the council, said this while reviewing the report of the 2014/2015 animal vaccination.
Ado said that some 17, 716 cattle; over 2, 000 sheep and goats were immunised against various diseases in the 11 designated centres during the exercise.
“Dogs were also immunised against rabies disease,” he said.
He said that the state ministry of agriculture had provided drugs and deployed personnel for the smooth conduct of the exercise.
Ado said that the exercise was designed to enhance animal healthcare delivery and encourage livestock production.
Also commenting, Malam Illiyasu Buba, a cattle breeder, commended the council and the state government for the exercise.
Buba lauded the development of grazing lands, cattle routes and establishment of veterinary clinics by the state government.
He explained that the gesture had improved the wellbeing of cattle and herdsmen in the state. (NAN)
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