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- To contribute to the industry's target of increasing the quantity and quality of the Beef Cattle, Poultry, Swine and small ruminant population.
- To provide production support goods and services to large an small ruminant industry in general to FCA's and private sectors that are capable in raising animals.
- AHS Surveillance were conducted on September 2021 in selected horse holding facilities and congregation areas.
- Documents for reconfirmation of freedom was submitted to OIE last November 2021.
- Online Training, Technical Presentation, Disease Situation updates and discussion on regional programs organized by OIE.
- Documents for reconfirmation of freedom for PPR LSD were submitted to OIE last November 2021.
BAI Beekeeping Development Program
|Honeybee industry has been recognized as a progressive part of the Philippine agriculture. Aside from being excellent pollinators, honeybees have provided the consuming public of honey, propolis, bees wax and other food products. To ensure the quality and safety of such products for human consumption, this Bureau is mandated to develop and enforce food safety standards and regulations pursuant to Food Safety Act of 2013 and Department of Agriculture Administrative Order No. 14, series of 2012 entitled “Promoting the Development of Apiculture or Honeybee Industry Including Its Official Controls and Regulatory Requirement Under the Bureau of Animal Industry”.|
|The BAI Beekeeping Program was created to lead in the promotion of the development of apiculture, support in the development of the Apiculture roadmap, and formulate appropriate controls and quarantine measures based on OIE standards and other International setting bodies.|
|1. Promote the development of apiculture in coordination with NARTDI and other beekeepers and stakeholders;|
|2. Support the development of Apiculture Roadmap and integrate its annual work and financial plan under the National Livestock Program;|
|3. Formulate appropriate official controls and quarantine measures based on OIE standards and other International setting bodies.|
Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia (CBPP) Surveillance
|Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia (CBPP), also known as Lung Sickness (Amanfu, 2009), is caused by the bacterium Mycoplasma mycoides subsp. mycoides. It is a pneumonic disease of cattle and Water Buffalo that causes high morbidity and mortality and has significant trade and economic implications. The disease is included in the 2019 list of notifiable diseases of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).|
|Currently, there are only 16 CBPP-free countries out of the 182 member countries of the OIE, including China, Singapore and Australia which are near the Philippines. CBPP is presently widespread and significantly restricts cattle raising and trade in Africa (Domenech and Windsor, 1996; Spickler, 2015).|
|There are also reported sporadic outbreaks of the disease in the Middle East (Spickler, 2015). According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, there are 2.54 million heads of cattle and 2.87 million heads of Water Buffalo as of January 1, 2019 that may be susceptible to the disease. An outbreak of the disease has severe implication to the local ruminant industry. A study on the economic effect of CBPP in Africa conducted by Tambi, Maina and Ndi (2006) estimates the total losses over 8 years to be at 53.4 Million Dollars.|
|Historically, neither reports nor diagnosis of CBPP were made in the country. Surveillance, reports and studies also have not been conducted on the presence and prevalence of CBPP in the country. Thus, as part of the Government’s initiative to apply for CBPP freedom to the OIE, this study was conceptualized and is considered as the first prevalence study of the disease in the country.|
|The study aims to conduct a surveillance of Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia (CBPP) in Cattle and Water Buffalo in the Philippines through seroprevalence using Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) Test|
|1. Determine the seroprevalence of CBPP in the Philippines|
|2. Develop a prevention and control plan for CBPP outbreak in the Philippines 3. Apply to OIE for CBPP disease freedom status of the Philippines|
|Conducted Coordinated Meetings with the following offices/agencies:|
a. Nationals Livestock Program
b. Philippine Carabao Center
c. National Dairy Authority
d. Department of Agriculture Regional Field Offices (Nationwide)
|Regional Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory|
e. Local Government Unit Veterinary and Agricultural Offices (Nationwide)
f. IDEXX Laboratory, Inc.
|Distributed the following materials to all agencies assigned in the sample collection|
a. 5,000 pcs Vacutainer Needle.
b. 2,500 pcs Vacutainer Adaptor.
c. 1,000 pcs 10cc Disposable Syringe
d. 10,000 pcs Microcentrifuge tubes
e. 300 pcs ice gel pack
f. 8,000 pcs Red top Vacutainer Tube
g. 83 pcs Styrofoam box
|Procured and allocated the following materials to the identified testing centers namely Animal Disease Diagnosis and References Laboratory (ADDRL), RADDL VII, RADDL X and RADDL XII|
a. 5 sets of Competitive Enzyme-linked immunosorbent Assay (c-ELISA) antibody test kits
a. 5 boxes of Paraffin Film
b. 17 packs of Pipette tips (200 microliter and 1000 microliter)
c. 2,500 pcs of Microcentrifuge tubes
|Provided 120 bottles of multivitamins and 40 bottles of dewormer to participating farmers.|
-Collected a total of 3,866 blood samples nationwide
-Tested a total 1,752 serum samples nationwide
|-Budget allocation for the procurement of collection and laboratory paraphernalia.|
Philippine Native Animal Development (PNAD) Program
Philippine Native chicken, Itik-Pinas, Native Pig, Native Goat and Native Cattle genetic conservation, improvement and use; generate additional income through livelihood and creationof new job opportunities utilizing native animals.
Multiplier Breeder Loan Program
African Horse Sickness (AHS) Surveillance and Reconfirmation of Freedom
Peste des petits ruminants (PPR), Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD), Brucellosis
Animal Feeds Veterinary Drug Biologics Control Division (AFVDBCD)
a. Antimicrobial Usage
b. Antimicrobial Resistance
c. Monitoring and Surveillance
Animal Health and Welfare Division (AHWD)
a. Antimicrobial Usage
b. Good Animal Husbandry Practices
c. Salmonella Control Program
Livestock Research Development Division (LRDD)
a. Apiculture (Honey Production)
Veterinary Laboratory Division (VLD)
a. Bee Disease and Diagnosis (ADDRL)
b. Antimicrobial Resistance (ADDRL)
c. Salmonella Testing (ADDRL)
d. Veterinary Drugs and Veterinary Drug Residue (CFAS)
e. Aflatoxin and other Mycotoxins (CFAS)
Compliance to the Republic Act 10611 of Food Safety Act of 2013
An act to strengthen the food safety regulatory system in the country to protect consumer health and facilitate market access to local foods products and for other purposes.
Under Section 16(a) states that the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) shall have the food safety regulatory functions for food derived from animals including Eggs and Honey production.
Cold Examination Facility Agriculture (CEFA)
- Permits and clearances relative to the establishment of the facility done.
- Approval on architectural drawings done.
- Reports on geographical soil analysis done.
- MOA between DA and SBMA already signed last November 26, 2021
- Request for FUNDING for the establishment of CEFA in Subic for approval of the Office of the Executive Secretary of the Office of the President.
Construction of an examination facility at the first border to ensure that imported agricultural commodities that are entering the Philippines are free from SPS-related risk through thorough monitoring and inspection of shipment and validation of pertinent documents.