The Paraná Agricultural Defense Agency (Adapar) prohibited the entry and transit of bovine and buffalo calves without proof of a vaccine against brucellosis. The measure aims to intensify the fight against the disease, which has no cure, and needs to be done through the immunization of herds. The new rules regarding brucellosis were made official through Ordinance 215 of 2020, published on September 14th.
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The new rules determined by the inspection body reaffirm that vaccination of bovine and buffalo calves between three and eight months of age is mandatory in the state. For this age group, immunization can be done with two types of vaccine: live (sample B19), only for animals up to eight months old; or with the non-agglutinating antibody-inducing vaccine (RB51).
The RB51 also serves to protect animals older than eight months and is especially useful for farmers in Paraná who want to buy animals from states where vaccination is not mandatory. If a Parana native buys bovine females from Santa Catarina, for example, where immunization is not mandatory, these animals must be vaccinated with RB51 before entering the territory of Paraná. It is important to remember that both vaccines must always be administered by a qualified veterinarian.
Proof of this immunization, according to the ordinance, is now also a prerequisite for the issuance of the Animal Transit Guide (GTA) – a necessary document to be able to move animals on the roads of Paraná. Therefore, whatever the purpose of the transport, from now on it is conditioned to the proof of mandatory vaccination against brucellosis in the establishment of origin of the animals.
For Adapar’s animal health manager, Rafael Gonçalves Dias, like the advances in the eradication of foot-and-mouth disease, in which there was the direct participation of producers, actions to control brucellosis and tuberculosis should follow the same path. “With everyone’s commitment and responsibility, we will have important advances in the eradication of these diseases that cause us so much damage”, he points out.
Proof of vaccination against brucellosis must be carried out by issuing the certificate issued in the Animal Health Defense System (SDSA) by the veterinarian registered in the State Program for the Control and Eradication of Brucellosis and Tuberculosis (PECEBT). Another possibility is the presentation of the original certificate at the Local Agricultural Health Unit (ULSA). To learn more, just access the extra content on this link or directly on the Adapar website www.adapar.pr.gov.br.
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