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Vaccination of IDPs Livestock

The internally displaced persons of NWA have a large number of livestock with them. This livestock is in a very poor living condition. They need feed, shelter and prevention against diseases.  JEN is working to facilitate the IDPs having livestock. JEN distribute livestock relief packages having feed, shelter, de-wormers, while a team of Veterinarians are working on vaccinating the animals against diseases.

JEN’s total target to vaccinate the animals of IDPs is 7500 in which 3000 large animals (cows and buffaloes) and 4500 small animals (sheep and goats) are included. Large animals will be vaccinated against Foot and Mouth Disease while small animals against the Enterotoxaemia disease. We use imported vaccine against FMD while for the Enterotoxaemia we use vaccine made of Veterinary Research Institute Peshawar. We keep the vaccines in refrigerator on ≤ 4° C and check the temperature after every 4-5 hours. We also take care of the temperature during traveling in the field with the help of cool chain boxes and cool chain ice packs.

We have so far vaccinated the animals in Bodin khel, Bakkar khel, Patol khel, Stara Chashma, Kama chashma, khwargai, Domel city, Sperkai, Tarkhoba areas of UC Domel. Our vaccination work started from 8th of November 2014 in UC Domel and still in progress. Average vaccination till date is around 300 animals per day in door to door visits. We also vaccinate the animals of local people because most of the IDPs are living with the host families and also their livestock. If we want to prevent a disease in an area we need to vaccinate all the animals in the area. If we vaccinate the animals of IDPs and do not vaccinate that of local there remains the chance that the disease prevail and may affect the vaccinated one also if their immune system did not resist.

The IDPs population in UC Domel is very scattered and the people actually free their livestock early in the morning for grazing while they return late their homes in the evening which render it difficult to vaccinate. For this purpose JEN team mobilize the people one day before to hold their livestock at home till 0900 hrs to 1000 hrs in the morning or bring their livestock upto 3 O’clock in the evening to get vaccinated. Also most of the animals do not have any muzzle, rope around the neck or nose rings to hold or restrain it properly for vaccination. JEN’s team also tries to observe the AIM office security recommendations and makes all their efforts to reach the office before sunset to avoid any untoward incident. The entire stated jump over makes the process a bit slower than actually it should be. But instead of all these we have vaccinated almost 2920 animals (1012 large animals and 1908 small animals) till now. After completing the vaccination in UC Domel we will move to BAKKA KHEL Camp for vaccination where a large number of livestock are present which will be quite easy to vaccinate because there they remains for the whole day and restrained/hold to a single point.

We hope to have completed the target by mid December 2014.

[Large animals are being vaccinated against FMD]


[Small animals are being vaccinated against Enterotauximia]


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November 27, 2014 in Pakistan |