Vets for a Better Life
Negara – Three residents from Samblong neighborhood in Sangkaragung administrative village, Jembrana subdistrict, Jembrana district, Bali were bitten by a rabid dog.
Denpasar – Head of Bali Province Health Services, Ketut Suarjaya said all districts/city in Bali are rabies red zones. Additionally, a rabies outbreak status is still being declared for Bali.
Apparently dogs aren’t the only animals that can transmit rabies in West Sumatra. Cats can also spread the disease to humans. Cats can pass on rabies through its saliva when biting and scratching. Therefore, residents are asked to watch out for their pets.
Avian influenza (AI) was reported in poultry in Magelang.
Samarinda – The import of livestock for Eid al-Adha in Samarinda should be taken with caution. One risk is the introduction of a bacterial disease called Brucellosis. This is because most cattle and goats/sheep imported to Samarinda come from Brucellosis endemic areas, such as East Nusa Tenggara, South Sulawesi, and West Sulawesi.
Jakarta –Coordinator of Avian Influenza Quick Response Unit, Muhammad Azhar, aims to free Indonesia from Avian Influenza in 2020. This was due to the decreasing trend of H5N1 virus cases in Indonesia. Last year there were only two cases, which is a marked decline to 9 cases in 2012.
Bogor–Approaching the day of Eid al-Adha, the number of cattle traders in Bogor District continues to increase. The Livestock and Fishery Services of Bogor district reported there are 35,000 cattle ready to be sacrificed.
Negara, Bali –Currently there are 159 rabies infected villages in Bali. This condition is concerning since rabies causes fatal illness in humans.
Hemorrhagic Septicemia (HS) was reported to attack water buffaloes in Aceh. This disease causes significant economic loss to farmers if not mitigated properly. HS is an acute disease with high mortality, particularly in animals with clinical signs.
The government plans to establish animal quarantine in an island to prevent Foot and Mouth Disease.
RB, Kotamobagu — Despite not being an outbreak, the number of bite cases from animals potentially carrying rabies in Bolaang Mongondow Raya (BMR) is quite high. In 2013, there were 219 bite cases. In 2014 the number increased to 347 bite cases. Up to 229 bite cases have already been reported in the first semester of 2015. The number of bite cases this year is predicted to increase.