Following a confirmed case of African Horse Sickness in the province, Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, will conduct a site visit to the affected farm.
Tomorrow, Minister Winde will visit the Paarl farm where vets have put a series of control measures in place.
Last week a horse on the farm died from AHS. No other horses on the property have tested positive.
In response, the state vets immediately placed the property under quarantine and implemented movement restrictions in the area.
Minister Winde will provide an update on the matter and discuss the impact of the case.
“Exports are crucial for growth in this industry. This is why we are adamant about maintaining our AHS Free Zone for this purpose,” said Minister Winde.
DATE: Tuesday, 12 April 2016
VENUE: Schoongezicht, Bo Dal Josafat area off Bo Dal Josafat road in Paarl. GPS: 33º 41’ 57.04” S and 19º 00’ 40.81’ E.
TIME: 12pm to 1pm
For media queries, kindly contact:
Spokesperson: Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities
Responsible for Tourism, Economic Development and Agriculture
Western Cape Government