Livestock vaccination campaign underway

2017-01-03 12:12:27

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ A campaign to vaccinate livestock animals in 22 soums of 7 provinces with a total of 2.5 million doses of vaccine against livestock diseases are currently ongoing. The campaign covered provinces that are considered high-risk areas; Arkhangai, Bulgan, Tuv, Dundgobi, Khentii, Selenge and Darkhan-Uul. 

During the 20th intergovernmental commission of Mongolia and Russia, the two sides agreed to implement the second stage of a joint program "Improving the Health of Mongolian Livestock" and grant Mongolia with 20 million doses of livestock vaccine from the Federal Center for Animal Health of Russia under a soft-loan.

The campaign was launched after Mongolia received 5 million doses of vaccine from Russia on December 25, as part of the agreement. The remaining 15 million doses of vaccine will be collected on January 15 and the nationwide livestock vaccination campaign is expected to start on March 1.