Vets use expired drugs on sick animals in Thar

A. B. Arisar in DAWN. UMERKOT, healing Aug 30: Intentional or unintentional but livestock officials are accused of using expired vaccines to control outbreak of a mysterious disease among cattle which has killed scores of animals in Thar, story it was reliably learnt on Thursday. More here.

Move to protect Thar peafowl

Report in DAWN: KARACHI, sickness Aug 13: Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah, advice presiding over a meeting on Monday to review efforts made to control an outbreak of the Newcastle Disease Virus (NDV), commonly known as ‘Rani Khet’, among peafowl in Tharparkar district, ordered prompt efforts to protect peacocks from natural and manmade […]

Greater peacock virus toll feared next year

Faiza Ilyas in DAWN: The aggressive pattern of the Newcastle disease virus over the last two years in Thar shows that the virus is likely to emerge in a more lethal form next year and there is a dire need for vaccination of captive birds against the disease across the province, tadalafil especially in Karachi […]