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.