Plenary session of the city council zygoitia agreed to approve the animal health plan of the communal Gorbia To strive to improve the health and quality of livestock in those areas for the year 2023.
Consists point out that the establishment and execution of prophylaxis programs improves the sanitary-zootechnical level of the community and, therefore, improves livestock production and their profitability of user farms by improving the productive and sanitary level of their products.
This can be achieved with the participation and commitment of the sector itself in the fight and elimination of diseases, with the establishment of preventive health actions against the risk of disease manifestation and spread, with the support of technical services for their design and monitoring. Is. With the support of health institutions and administrations involved in its implementation and management.
Overall, it aims to improve the health status of animal farms through the prevention and control of certain diseases in order to quantitatively and qualitatively optimize their livestock production and, therefore, their economic profitability.
For this, covering a wide area is preferred and for this reason the area of the communal area of Gorbia is used, which is understood as a sanitary unit. Therefore, the measures established in its Animal Health Plan should be adopted by all managing municipalities and implemented on all farms sharing the use of said mountain.
The plan details the main diseases that can undermine the health of livestock farms and sets up measures to limit the problems.
They start with paratuberculosis, a bacterial disease that begins with a silent or subclinical phase with progressive loss of weight and milk production and a clinical phase with intermittent diarrhea and obvious weight loss. After profuse diarrhea, it reaches a fatal outcome. ,
PCR positive animals will be slaughtered within a maximum period of 30 days, while ensuring animal isolation. Only in exceptional cases can fattening be done on the farm, provided that the isolation of live animals is guaranteed. In this case compensation will not be given.
Bovine trichomonosis is a sexually transmitted disease of cattle that causes early reproductive failure (abortion) and is common in extensive farming systems where natural mating is used.
Sacrifice or sale
Positive bulls will be destined for slaughter or sold to the feedlot, although they may remain on the farm for a while with their cows who are at risk of being infected and vacated. This period may not exceed three months, except in exceptional situations agreed in advance with the technical team. Bovine viral diarrhea (BVD) is an infection of cattle caused by a pestivirus that presents several clinical forms, from sub-clinical to acute cases that lead to abortion, infertility, immunosuppression and, most spectacularly, May cause mucosal disease, which is fatal.
A positive animal cannot be moved to another farm (except for slaughter), nor to communal pastures, nor to another non-infected farm via common roads until it has been tested negative. The result is not subjected to a second antigen test, with an interval of at least 21 days from the first.
Finally, infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (IBR) is included: an acute and contagious respiratory disease of cattle caused by a herpesvirus. It basically affects the respiratory system and reproductive system and causes respiratory and reproductive signs in animals, sometimes undiagnosed (subclinical) and infertility problems, as well as economic losses due to trade limitations .
The work to be done during the year 2023 has been included in this programme. During this period, informative meetings will be organized with the owners of the farms, so as to disseminate the knowledge and possible measures along with the consequences of the diseases covered by the health scheme. Steps will be taken for its prevention with the team of experts set up by the scheme.