Due to problems in distributing the vaccine throughout the state, the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA) has authorized an extension of the vaccination against FMD in Minas Gerais until next December 20.
Since the legislation provides that the farmer can prove (declare) vaccination within 10 days after the end of the campaign, this measure has also been postponed, that is, the producer of Minas Gerais can declare the vaccination of cattle and buffaloes from zero to 24 months until December 30.
It is expected that about 10 million animals will be vaccinated. The vaccine may be purchased in private sector commercial establishments until 12/20, within the new deadline agreed upon with the ministry.
The Agricultural Institute of Minas Gerais (IMA), associated with the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (Seapa), administers and oversees the campaign with ranchers throughout the state in order to maintain the health of the herds and maintain the commitment of agricultural miners.
The extension of the duration and reallocation of vaccine doses by MAP at the request of the IMA and the organizations representing the sector, in Minas Gerais, were evaluated by the Federation of Agriculture and Livestock of Minas Gerais (Sistema) Faemg), rural federations and associations of animal breeders.
The product establishes vaccination of cattle and buffaloes using the electronic declaration format available at ima.mg.gov.br or, if registered, by accessing the product services portal. If you don’t have the registry, find out how to get it here.
Another option is to send the announcement to the email address of the IMA unit responsible for the municipality’s jurisdiction, or in person at one of the units. To facilitate locating the property, when declaring vaccination, it is recommended that the Rural Environmental Register (CAR) be sent.
Vaccine distribution The IMA supervises commercial establishments licensed to sell vaccines. IMA technical director Christian Santos explains to the farmer that there is no shortage of vaccine, the problem with distribution in some areas of the state.
“At this point, Minas Gerais already has 13 million doses of vaccine available for a vaccinated herd of 10 million animals. We are working with the private sector, vendors and Mapa to improve logistics. Faemg, rural unions and Emater-MG (technical assistance and extension company) are considered Rural) are also our partners and we direct producers not to stop vaccinating their animals. If you are having difficulties getting vaccinated in your area, the farmer should go to nearby municipalities, and to clear any doubts, IMA offices are available,” he advised.
In addition to Minas, other Brazilian states have extended vaccination. (With information from Agência Minas)
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