The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Universitas Brawijaya (FKH UB) in collaboration with Indonesian Veterinary Association (PDHI) East Java Branch 2 held a Technical Briefing on Handling Foot and Mouth Diseases (FMD) for lecturers and students both undergraduate and professional Veterinary Education (PPDH), Monday (13 /6/2022). This activity aims to equip lecturers and students regarding the handling and prevention of the spread of FMD disease in livestock, so that later they can also provide education to farmers and the community.
The debriefing activity was officially opened by the Dean of FKH UB, drh. Dyah Ayu Oktavianie, M. Biotech.
In her speech, drh. Dyah Ayu said that so far the FMD outbreak has spread to 18 provinces and 180 regencies/cities, the number of sick cases per June 13, 2022 has reached 149,492.
“To overcome this problem, synergy and collaboration from various sectors are needed, both local governments, the Department as the holder of the Veterinary Authority, professional associations, to university academics.
So that FKH UB as one of the higher education institutions in the field of Veterinary Medicine feels compelled to contribute to the handling of this FMD outbreak,” she said.
In his report, the Head of UB FMD Task Force, drh Dodik Prasetyo, M. Vet said that the lecturers and students will help in mass vaccination activities for livestock in East Java Province, especially in Malang City, Malang Regency and Batu City.
The debriefing activity on the first day was given by the Chairperson of PDHI East Java 2, drh Deddy F. Kurniawan. The material provided is related to FMD disease, symptoms, how to handle and prevent it, as well as FMD vaccination.
The next briefing will be given by UB FKH Lecturer, namely drh. Widi Nugroho, Ph.D and several other lecturers who are members of FMD UB Task Force Team. (FKH/Humas UB/ Trans. Iir).