Diseases

Restrictions in the movement of equids due to increase in AHS cases

Due to the dramatic increase in African Horse Sickness (AHS) cases in the AHS infected (endemic) zone of the country over the last several months, many areas have been closed for direct movement into the AHS controlled area of the Western Cape. All Provinces, including Beaufort West of the Western Cape (which is outside the …

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Rising risk of Foot-and-Mouth disease infection

Cases of Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) have been reported in the Free State, Limpopo and Gauteng provinces. New cases are still being reported in the North West and KwaZulu-Natal. This follows on the movement of animals from the control area bordering the Kruger National Park and after infected animals were sold at auctions. Foot-and-mouth disease is …

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Do not buy livestock from unknown origin

Following the outbreaks of foot and mouth disease in cattle in KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, the North-West, Gauteng and Free State Provinces, there is a high risk of spreading foot and mouth disease through the movement of cattle and other cloven-hoofed animals to other parts of the country. For this reason, the Western Cape Department of Agriculture …

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Western Cape commits R5M to combat locust infestation in the Karoo

The Western Cape Department of Agriculture has made R5 million immediately available to provide support in personal protective equipment, sprayer pumps and aerial spraying support to teams combatting the outbreak of locust swarms in the Western Cape. Combatting the locust infestation is critical for food security and rural livelihoods. The locust infestation levels, including the …

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