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Fri, 10 Aug 2018 17:38 - Updated Fri, 10 Aug 2018 17:37

Agriculture ministry launches vaccine against Newcastle

Luena - Agriculture Ministry launched on Thursday the vaccine "Newcastle" to prevent and treat diseases found in birds.

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Moxico: Director general of Angola's veterinary research institute, António José

Photo: Kinda kyungu

The vaccine was launched by the incumbent ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, during a ceremony held in Luena, eastern Moxico province.

Initially 29,000 doses are available. The vaccine is produced in the laboratory based in Lubango, southern Huíla province.

The selling price is to be discussed with the partners of the veterinary services of the national livestock management and breeders associations, said the director general of Veterinary Research Institute of Angola, António José.

Antonio Jose added that the intention is to increase the production of this vaccine in the laboratories of the institutes of the provinces of Malanje, Huambo and Benguela.

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