117,829 animals vaccinated

FAISALABAD: The Livestock Department has vaccinated 117,829 animals to save them from ‘Foot and Mouth’ disease in two districts, Faisalabad and Jhang.

Livestock Director Dr Mohammad Nawaz said that the ‘Foot and Mouth’ is an epidemic and it spreads qickly among big animals, buffalos and cows and causes reduction in milk production and meat.

He said that the first dose of vaccination has been given to 88,014 animals in district Faisalabad and 29,815 animals in district Jhang.

He said that 16 mobile veterinary dispensaries are set up in the division under the aegis of department and veterinary staff deployed at these dispensaries.