Hemorrhagic septicemia (HS) is a highly infectious disease among cattle and buffaloes characterized by an acute fatal septicemia condition with high morbidity and mortality. An outbreak of Hemorrhagic septicemia (HS) was occurred in Pottuvil range at Western part of Komari Junction in a buffalo herd. Immediate action has been taken under leadership of Deputy Director Ampara and veterinary surgeon Pottuvil and started vaccination programme in that area to make herd immunity as preventive measure. The Disease outbreak was successfully controlled
In respond to the request from Hon Governor -Eastern province the Department of Animal Production and Health have issued 20,000 month old backyard unsexed chicks produced from regional livestock farm-Uppuveli to the rural farmers in three districts under 50% subsidies to Enhancement of rural farm income through backyard poultry rearing. This short term plan has been implemented while adhering to Covid-19 precautionary guidelines, lockdown and curfew. Poultry rearing is not only enhancing the income but also it is a good nutritious food source during food scarcity period.