Tra Vinh supports vets

The government of the Mekong delta province of Tra Vinh has decided to support VND100,000 (US$ 84,9) per day to vets who are on duty.

Vets will receive the amount when they inject vaccine to poultry in a day. The expense is taken from the provincial budget. Before, they receive just VND200 for injection a water fowl. It is so low that it can not encourage vets to dedicate to their work.

Accordingly the vet sector proposed to increase and its proposal was approved by the provincial People’s Committee.

As per the Department of Animal Health, 4,000 water fowls in Tan Phu Commune ofThoi Binh District in the Mekong delta province of Ca Mau tested positive for the avian flu virus. Before, the disease occurred in Hoa Binh Commune in Tra On District of the Mekong delta province of Vinh Long and in Phong Phu Commune of Tra Vinh province’s Cau Ngang District.

The outbreaks of  bird flu in Tra Vinh, Vinh Long and Ca Mau triggered concern of the re-occurrence of the disease in the Mekong delta.

By Dinh Canh - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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