The second stage of the vaccine against foot-and-mouth disease will continue until November 30. At this time, approximately 13.6 million cattle and buffalos, up to 24 months of age, should be vaccinated in Mato Grosso.
According to the president of the Animal Health Emergency Fund of the State of Mato Grosso (Fesa) and the Association of Breeders of Mato Grosso (Acrimat), Marco Túlio Duarte Soares, this is a very important moment for the productive sector, given in the last years "The conquest of markets for our products was thanks to the recognition of this work, we exported to other 150 countries. Vaccination rates demonstrate the commitment of agricultural defense and the responsibility of the productive sector," said the president, during the official launch of the campaign carried out the last 30 in Rondonópolis.
2nd stage of vaccination against foot-and-mouth disease from 01 to 30 November – Photo: Felipe Barros
The president of the Institute of Agricultural Defense of the State of Mato Grosso (Indea / MT), Daniella Bueno, recalls that after the immunization of the flock, the producer must make the declaration of the vaccination with the animal count by age and sex, Fiscal for the purchase of vaccines and present in Indea of its municipality, until December 10.
However, in the properties located in the lower Pantanal de Mato-Grossense, the immunization of all cattle and buffalos is mandatory, from suction to maturity. The deadline is from November 1 to December 15 to vaccinate and communicate the vaccination with Indea.
The fine for those who fail to vaccinate the herd within the campaign period is 1 UPF (Standard Fiscal Unit) per head of non-vaccinated livestock. The producer who delays the communication can not issue the Animal Traffic Guide (GTA) for a minimum period of 30 days.
Marco Túlio Duarte Soares – President Fesa e Acrimat – Photo: Felipe Barros
A joint effort between the members of the production chain and the federal government has launched the Strategic Plan 2017-2026 of the National Program for the Eradication of Foot and Mouth Disease (PNEFA), which provides for the implementation of actions to withdraw vaccination until 2023. Brazil It was recognized by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) as a free foot-and-mouth disease vaccine in May this year.
The last appearance of foot-and-mouth disease in Mato Grosso was recorded in 1996. According to the PNEFA, the last vaccination to be carried out in Mato Grosso will be in May 2021, but in 2019 approximately 300,000 animals will have the last vaccine. "We are moving towards the withdrawal of the vaccination, but until then we have to continue with vaccination rates of more than 99% to ensure that we are free of diseases and competent in the exporting market in what we do", explained the president of Indea.
President of Indea / MT – Daniella Bueno – Photography: Felipe Barros
BRUCELLOSIS: the producer can use herd management to vaccinate females 3 to 8 months against brucellosis. The second phase of the campaign began on July 1 and runs until December 31. Vaccination should be done only once. The communication must be made until January 10, 2019, at the offices of Indea. Vaccination is prohibited in men of any age and females over 8 months. Vaccines vaccinated with RB51 should receive the mark with the letter "V" on the left side of the face. Vaccines vaccinated with B19 should receive the record of the final year end of the vaccination, for example: "8", the last digit of the year 2018. Vaccination must be carried out by a veterinarian or vaccinator under his supervision.
Vaccinate your herd until November 30 – Photo: Felipe Barros
Mato Grosso free of FMD – Photo: Felipe Barros
Launch of the second stage of vaccination against foot-and-mouth disease – Photo: Felipe Barros