Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 5, Issue 1,2007
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

Vaccination, a major control measure against pest of small ruminants in Cross River State, Nigeria


Patrick U. Owai

Recieved Date: 2006-09-22, Accepted Date: 2007-01-14


A retrospective study of the vaccination measures undertaken by the Veterinary Clinic, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria, between September 1990 and December 1991 revealed that a total of 47,287 sheep and goats were vaccinated against pest of small ruminants with tissue culture rinderpest vaccine (TCRV). Of this number 26,557 goats representing 56.16% and 20,730 sheep representing 43.83% were vaccinated. In Ugep (Yakurr) Local Government Area, a total of 17,408 animals (sheep and goats) representing 36.81% were vaccinated within the period: 14,215 goats representing 30.06% in Obudu; 7,112 animals (sheep and goats) representing 15.04% in Ogoja; 3,802 sheep representing 8.04% in Ikom; 3500 sheep representing 7.04% in Akamkpa; 830 goats representing 1.76% in Calabar and 420 sheep representing 0.89% were vaccinated in Odukpani.


Vaccination, control measure, pest of small ruminants, Cross River State, sheep, goats

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2007
Volume: 5
Issue: 1
Category: Food and Health
Pages: 122-123

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