Kaduna govt vaccinates 6,250 dogs against rabies – Official

The Kaduna State Government has successfully vaccinated 6,250 dogs 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 dogs in the 23 Government Areas (LGA)

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

Zakariya said that the vaccination became necessary due   the increasing number 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 reported that less than five per cent of dogs are not 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)