TIRANA, Dec 1 /ATA/ – Minister of Agriculture Edmond Panariti told a news conference Thursday that the Ministry of Agriculture will start a second phase of field vaccination against lumpy skin disease across the country on Friday.
“Ministry of Agriculture will provide free vaccines for lumpy skin disease prevention nation-wide starting tomorrow after a process of registration and identification of the non-matriculated cattle,” Panariti said.
Minister of Agriculture said that some 900 cattle have died across the country since the disease outbreak.
“The Ministry of Agriculture has asked the government to approve an additional funding to compensate farmers and replace them with selected cattle breeds,” Panariti said.
According to him, the compensation process will start once the spread of the contagious disease is fully contained.