Diseases

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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Rabies Confirmed in Strand – Pet owners encouraged to have pets vaccinated

On 7 March 2022, Western Cape Veterinary Services received laboratory results confirming rabies in a dog in Strand outside Cape Town. Rabies is a viral disease that can affect animals and people. It is transmitted by saliva or other body fluids. For example, a dog or person can be infected by being bitten, scratched or …

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