Marang district declared haemorrhagic septicaemia-free

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KUALA TERENGGANU – The Veterinary Services Department (JPV) Terengganu declared Marang district free of haemorrhagic septicaemia (HS) on Sept 27 after the last death was recorded on Sept 2, said its director, Dr Mohd Termizi Ghazali.

“The disease was detected in Marang in early August involving 14 breeders, and killing 17 cows and 22 buffaloes

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“A vaccination operation was carried out by JPV Terengganu till Sept 14 involving 675 cows and 58 buffaloes,” he told reporters today.

Thus far, the disease has been detected in two districts including Kuala Terengganu involving two breeders and the death of two cows and 58 buffaloes.

“Vaccinations are still being carried out in Kuala Terengganu with 977 cows and 14 buffaloes already inoculated.

“The last death recorded in Kuala Terengganu was on Sept 28 and we’re confident the outbreak will be resolved soon,” said Dr Mohd Termizi.

Meanwhile, the family of Muhammad Syukur Khamis (aka Mowgli Malaysia), 15, is grateful they can put the pain of losing 58 buffaloes behind them and focus on the 52 buffaloes they have left to generate income.

“Thank you to the JPV Terengganu which did their best to save our herd through vaccine and antibody shots,” said Muhammad Syukur’s brother, Muhamad Alias, 30.

— BERNAMA