Effective control of animal diseases is identified as a critical element in the Livestock Service Delivery Reform program in Andhra Pradesh, supported by PPLIP-CALPI. This paper reviews the livestock diseases that are economically important to poor livestock keepers. Haemorrhagic septicaemia, Peste des Petits Ruminants, Black Quarter, Enterotoxaemia and Newcastle disease are discussed.
The report recommends a three-fold approach to disease control: large scale annual vaccinations in the highest risk areas; restricted vaccinations in previous outbreak locations; and a No-Vaccination strategy in areas where disease incidence is low, to allow entrenched diseases to reappear, if present. These strategies are a change to the established annual, total vaccination programmes.
PPLPI, FAO, Rome, Italy, 8 pp.