FMD Outbreak in Gorals (Naemorhedus goral)

Posted on: January 6th, 2020

1st January 2020 – A case of FMD outbreak was reported in a Himalayan Goral (Naemorhedus goral) from JSWNP in Tingtibi under Trong Gewog in Zhemgang.

The case was investigated by RLDC, Zhemgang on 2nd January 2020 and was confirmed as FMD through clinical signs and rapid antibody detection test. The control measures like proper disposal of carcass and active surveillance in wild animals as well as domestic animals were instituted for strict implementation.

Necessary samples were collected and forwarded to NCAH, Serbithang for molecular confirmation and FMD virus serotyping.