Kaduna govt vaccinates 6,250 dogs against rabies – Official

The Government has successfully vaccinated 6,250 dogs to curb the manace of rabies across the state.

Dr Pakachi Zakariya, the Director, Veterinary and Livestock Services, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna on Friday.

Zakariya said the vaccines were administered to dogs in the 23 Local Government Areas (LGA)

“This was achieved by fixing outposts vaccination centres using clinics and field officers across the state,’’ he said.

Zakariya said that the vaccination became necessary due to  the increasing of unlicensed, unvaccinated dogs roaming the streets of Kaduna.

”The ration of dogs to humans is in the state and many breeds are being introduced thereby adding to the dogs population.

“In Nigeria, it has been that less than five per cent of dogs are vaccinated due to the cost of the vaccines.

He said that the vaccines were donated by the World for Animal Health, through the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to the state Ministry of Agriculture.(NAN)