Meeting of National Disease Control Committee (NDCC) of PPA which was held on 24th May, 2016 at 24-R, PPA Office (Poultry House) Johar Town, Lahore. The meeting was organized by Dr. Hanif Nazir, Convenor NDCC and was presided over by Rai Mansab Ali Kharl, Chairman Pakistan Poultry Association (NZ).
Rai Mansab Ali Kharl, Mr. Raza Mehmood Khursand, Dr. Muhammad Mustafa Kamal, Dr. Khalid Naeem Khawaja, Dr. Hanif Nazir Ch, Dr. Kashif Saleemi, Dr. Abdul Aleem Bhatti, Dr. Amir Ghafoor, Dr. Farhan Afzal and 29 members attended the meeting. Mr. Hanif Nazir said that there are severe attacks of H9, IB & ND and at some farms Gumboro is also noticed. Generally the mortality starts after 7th day to 14th day and mortality range at the end of the flock is 25% to 90%. After that he invited Mr. Raza Mehmood Khursand, CH. Muhammad Nusrat, Ch Muhammad Azmat, Haji Tariq Mehmood, Syed Abbas Shah, Dr Sajid Nazir, Dr Munir Ahmed Sahi, Rana Usman Anwar, Dr. Asif Latif, Dr. Qamnar Gill, Dr. Muhammad Zahid, Dr. Abdur Rehman, And Dr. Mustafa Kamal to discuss the presence of all kind of diseases at farms and shared their personal experiences with the house. Following presentations were gave during meeting.
Report on vaccination schedule (broilers) – By Dr. Kashif Saleemi
Poultry Diseases Report by – Dr.Aamer Ghafoor,(Asst. Prof UVAS)
Current Status of Major Avian Disease in Punjab by – Dr. Farhan Afzal PRI
Detail Report on H-9 – Dr. Faisal
Spread of diseases and its prevention – Dr. Khalid Khawaja
The below vaccination schedule was also recommended for farmers to be adopted immediately.
Recommended VACCINATION SCHEDULE FOR BROILER BY NATIONAL DISEASE CONTROL COMMITTEE, PAKISTAN POULTRY ASSOCIATION ON 24th May, 2016
It was also decided in the meeting that a letter would be written to Secretary local Government and community Department to instruct all TMAs to provide facility to dispose of the heavy mortalities at Poultry Farms. Dr. Abdul Rehman director PRI, highly appreciated the role of Pakistan Poultry Association.
Dr. Hanif Nazir stressed upon the need that strict bio- security measures should be adopted by the poultry farmers. TMA’s are responsible to arrange disposal of mortalities in case of mortalities beyond the control of Poultry Farmers.