The 11 commercial properties which were found to be infected include seven in the Capricorn, two in the Vhembe and two in the Mopani District Municipalities.
A survey was conducted by the Nakuru Regional Veterinary Investigation Laboratory (RVIL) found that foot and mouth disease (FMD) is prevalent on farms where owners keep cattle as a ‘side hustle’, are headed by females and are aged 36-60 as many increasingly give their animals local brew.
The National Animal Disease Control Programme (NADCP) for eradicating the Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and Brucellosis in the livestock aims to vaccinate over 500 million livestock including cattle, buffalo, sheep, goats and pigs against foot and mouth disease.
The Taiwan Council of Agriculture (COA) announced it has eradicated foot and mouth disease, and will apply to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) for the country to be officially recognized as free from foot and mouth disease.
The Myanmar Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation in collaboration with the Japan International Cooperation Agency has begun a two-year project to improve the control of foot-and-mouth disease at the National Foot-and-Mouth Disease Laboratory.
The National Animal Health Centre is in the process of distributing the foot-and-mouth vaccine.
China’s Agriculture Ministry has confirmed an outbreak of O-type foot-and-mouth disease in cattle in Ruoqiang County, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
Free trade agreements, regionalization, international passenger travel and the constant evolution of infectious agents are among the factors affecting foreign animal disease prevention, control, management and recovery in the swine industry.
Foot and mouth disease has broken out in two districts of eastern Zambia, with over 1,000 animals affected so far, state-run news agency reported on Tuesday, March 26.
The response to a foreign animal disease usually involves the establishment of disease control areas within which there will be movement restrictions put in place in an attempt to stop disease spread between farms. Allowing movement from a disease control area of pigs with no evidence of infection can be done without spreading disease if science-based risk mitigation measures are put in place.