Veterinarian Polat Türkoğlu, President of TRAKYA Regional Chamber of Veterinarians, Irakafter TurkeyStating that there is a vaccine produced by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry for SAT-2 serotype foot-and-mouth disease, which is also seen in Turkey, he said, “We think that 90 percent success will be achieved with vaccination in our country.”
Veterinarian Polat Türkoğlu, President of the Thrace Regional Chamber of Veterinarians, said that the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry took action after the SAT-2 serotype foot-and-mouth disease, which emerged in Iraq and is also seen in Turkey, and that vaccine production was completed by the relevant units. Stating that the vaccine has been made ready as of March 9, Türkoğlu said, “FMD is a viral infection. The past process has proven how serious viral infections are. Foot and mouth disease is a disease that has been a problem for both our country and the world for a long time. It is actually a viral infection. “Therefore, there is no one-to-one treatment method; the animal is able to overcome this disease with supportive treatments. The only method of protection is vaccination. The movements of all animals throughout the country have been stopped. As of March 8, quarantine measures have been implemented. We hear that the disease is emerging in more regions.”
‘THE VACCINATION WILL PROVIDE 90 PERCENT OF SUCCESS’
Explaining that the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has made a very fast action plan, Türkoğlu said, “Our Ministry has made a very fast action plan in this regard. As a result of this disease that took shape in Iraq, samples were taken and evaluated by our alum institute directorate. This is very important. SAT-2 Polat Türkoğlu stated that success will be achieved with vaccination, “Of course, it will come to an end, but we should not forget. This is not only for our country and region, but for the whole world,” he said. problem. European Union In most of the countries, such diseases are tried to be prevented with much more radical consequences. However, we think that 90% success will be achieved with vaccination in our country. Especially Eid-al-Adha “We think it will help prevent it faster on the eve of it,” he said.
‘THIS DISEASE CAUSES LOSS OF PRODUCTION’
Expressing that foot and mouth disease will seriously affect milk as well as meat prices, Türkoğlu said, “Because we know that animals will suffer significant loss of both milk and meat yield as a result of this disease. This disease is a disease that causes problems especially in the mouth, udders, nails and feet of animals. Although it does not give any symptoms, we can see this with its drool-like flow in the mouth. We refer to the examination findings to take precautions. In this process, aphthae form in the mouth, nose and udders of the animal. These vesicles burst. After these wounds, the animal cannot be fed. They begin to fail to perform their normal functions. “Of course, it causes loss of productivity. Let’s take it a little further; we know that it is shaped by death in animals that are more sensitive,” he said.
‘IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO FOLLOW THE MINISTRY’S MEASURES’
Emphasizing that it is very important to comply with the measures taken by the ministry and veterinary doctors’ chambers, Türkoğlu said, “Sacrifice holidays are the periods when animal movements are most intense in our country. For this reason, it may pave the way for the spread of animal-borne diseases. We are working on this issue as much as we can. But the important point is that the Thrace region is our country’s gateway to Europe. Animal entrances to the Thrace region are always controlled and no concessions have been made in this regard. This disease can be transmitted very quickly, unfortunately. “It is a disease that can be transmitted even on animals themselves. We can even transmit this disease,” he said. (DHA)