February 22, 2021
Farmers take care of the production Strengthen disease prevention strength. Focus on biosafety system (Biosecurity) at a high level
Veterinarian Sorawit Thani To Director-General of the Department of Livestock Development revealed that from the case of the new strains of avian influenza H5N8 in Germany, Poland, Japan, India, South Korea and most recently in Russia. Infection of this species is found in humans. For the first time in that world For Thailand, there has not yet been a spread of this infection. In which the Department of Livestock Development asked for cooperation to both provincial governors 77 The provinces to tighten the surveillance and prevent bird flu. H5N8 Strictly since in January Because this virus is borne by wild birds Making Thailand, one of the countries in the airways There is a special risk
“Thailand has not been infected with avian influenza in humans since 2006 or it has not been in Thailand for over 15 years and it maintains its avian flu-free country status, according to the OIE report. From 2008 to the present And still not found an outbreak of H5N8 From surveillance Prevent plague in all types of poultry. Consumers do not have to worry about consuming poultry. Let’s just focus on eating cooked food. Because the infection cannot be transmitted through cooked food And the infection will die at temperatures of 70-100 degrees and the past has not been reported that people have bird flu. Or even think of COVID-19 From eating cooked food And consumers should buy food products from trusted, traceable manufacturers. Observe the cattle symbol OK In the livestock shop than 7,000 All over Thailand, ”said veterinarian Sorawit.
Director-General of the Department of Livestock Development Emphasized the cooperation of each province. In enhancing every precautionary measure In order not to prevent this disease from destroying the Thai poultry industry. With the following important measures 1. The Provincial Livestock Office has both proactive and passive surveillance by using the surveillance network in all areas. And report the situation of sick poultry every day In this regard, please report the sick and dead poultry in fact. If it detects that the Provincial Livestock Office is false, will proceed according to the relevant regulations. 2. When notified or found dead animal with symptoms similar to avian influenza definition. Must be examined and implement disease control measures immediately.
Importantly, farmers are asked to take care of the production. Strengthen disease prevention strength. Focus on Biosecurity) At a high level, as well as applying the apartment system Of the International Animal Epidemic Organization (GOOSE) In their own farm properly too 4 The main principles for promoting the sanitation of avian flu-free poultry production are as follows: 1. Biosafety principles (Common Biosecurity) That have consistent disease prevention measures throughout the production chain 2. avian influenza surveillance (Surveillance) Both within the apartment system and the buffer area, radius 1 km around the farm 3. Disease control (Control Measure) And 4. traceability (Traceability System)./
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