The Animal Husbandry Department and the Lions Club of Uppilliyapuram jointly organised a special vaccination campaign under the foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in Uppilliyapuram town panchayat limits on Saturday. The programme is implemented by the department with a view to create FMD free zone and improve the health status of the dairy animals by immunising against the disease which will improve the production. The vaccination is carried out once in six month and this is the fifth round of vaccination campaign held in Uppilliyapuram town panchayat.

The after effect of the vaccination is monitored by the Animal Disease Intelligent Unit of Tiruchi by examining the pre and post sera samples from selected villages for the presence of antibodies.

After vaccination the animal owners were provided with vaccination card by Maivili Anbarasan, president of the town panchayat. — Special Correspondent