Diseases

WCD of Agriculture to host African Swine Fever information days in Southern Cape

Earlier this month, I announced the outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) in the Southern Cape, one in KwaNonqaba, Mossel Bay and the other in Thembalethu, George. Since then, Western Cape Department of Agriculture (WCDoA) veterinary officials who have been working tirelessly to assist the affected smallholder farmers and prevent the further spread of the …

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African Swine Fever detected in Southern Cape

Following the laboratory confirmation that African Swine  Fever (ASF) has been detected in Thembalethu, George in the Southern Cape, the Western Cape Department of Agriculture’s State Veterinary Services has served a quarantine notice on pig farmers in the area. AFS was also detected in  KwaNonqaba outside Mossel Bay earlier this month. The quarantine notice urges …

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