Rumors about the spread of anthrax in Samarkand have not been confirmed
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- The State Committee for Veterinary Medicine and Livestock Development of Uzbekistan has denied rumors about the spread of anthrax in the Samarkand region.
In social networks, information appeared about the spread of anthrax disease among animals in the village of Tanishka of the Uzbekistan mahalla, Narpay district, Samarkand region, which was transmitted through unsuitable meat.
This circumstance was studied by a special headquarters created under the State Committee for Veterinary Medicine and Development of Animal Husbandry.
The samples obtained during the study were thoroughly tested in the laboratories of the Republican State Scientific Center for the Diagnosis of Animal Diseases and Food Safety, and no pathogens were found in them.
Anthrax is an extremely dangerous infectious disease, it is difficult and can cause septicemia, lead to severe intoxication and the appearance of carbuncles. All types of agricultural, domestic and wild animals can be infected, it is also easily transmitted from animal to person.
Given that pathogens can persist in the external environment for up to 100 years, old foci of the disease are under the control of the state veterinary service.
To prevent the penetration of anthrax into our country, the territorial state veterinary service, in accordance with the calendar plan, systematically, by a group method, carries out preventive work to vaccinate farm animals susceptible to morbidity.
Vaccination work is determined based on the natural characteristics and epizootic situation of each region. Vaccinations are usually carried out seasonally, in the spring and autumn months, and mandatory vaccinations at any time of the year.
It should be noted that in 2020, only 36.7 million head of livestock were vaccinated against anthrax, in 2021 - only 26.4 million head.
Prophylactic vaccination of more than 10.0 million head of cattle has been carried out, and by the end of the year their immunity is ending. That is, full immune activity is provided. The State Veterinary Service has 6.4 million doses of the vaccine.
Over the past period of this year, 3021 samples of soil from old foci and skin of 84.1 thousand heads of cattle and sheep were checked, in which no traces of the disease were found.