HEMORRHAGIC SEPTICEMIA PREVALENCE AND VACCINATION COVERAGE IN BOHOL, PHILIPPINES, JANUARY 2011 TO JULY 2012

Emerson P. Tapdasan, Caro B. Salces

Abstract


Hemorrhagic Septicemia is a disease among ruminants which is of economic importance that a ects livelihood of farmers who mainly rely on livestock raising as a source of income. This study described the spatio-temporal distribution of HS cases and vaccination coverage in Bohol island-province to elicit a holistic control of the disease. Data on HS cases and vaccination coverage were sourced out from the Philippine Animal Health Information System stationed at the O ce of the Provincial Veterinarian of Bohol. Simple descriptive statistics were used to analyse animal and spatio-temporal distribution of HS cases and vaccination coverage. Regardless of species, the prevalence was 0.33% (4 per 1,000). Cattle had the highest individual prevalence at 0.65% (7 per 1,000) followed by bu aloes and goats at 0.26% (3 per 1,000) and 0.04% (1 per 1,000) respectively. Majority of cases were reported in February 2011 mostly in municipalities with low topography: Maribojoc, Loon, Panglao and Anda. Vaccination coverage for the whole province was only 3.5%. Vaccination drives must be intensi ed in municipalities identi ed with higher disease prevalence particularly in cattle and bu aloes. 


Keywords


Bohol; hemorrhagic septicemia; prevalence; vaccination coverage

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