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Tha Yang district in Phetchaburi declared rabies control zone

After dead deer on a local farm tested positive to the rabies virus, the Livestock Development Office of Phetchaburi’s Tha Yang district declared three tambon in the district rabies control zones and began vaccinating pets within a three mile radius of the farm.

Somporn Kaewthavorn, chief livestock development officer of Tha Yang, said Friday that six villages in Tambon Tha Yang, four villages in Tambon Map Pla Khao, and two villages in Tambon Ban Nai Dong will be under rabies control measures until May 4. The measures took effect yesterday.
The measures were announced after a deer farm in Moo 5 village in Tambon Tha Yang of Tha Yang district found that 11 deer had been bitten and died on March 30.
When test results showed the deer had the rabies virus, the animals’ owner, his wife and a worker were given the rabies vaccine since they had come into contact with the infected deer.
The farm’s one dog and three cats also received the vaccine.
On Friday, officials started giving rabies shots to pets in a five-kilometre radius around the farm

Published : April 06, 2018

By : The Nation