foot and mouth disease

Foot and Mouth disease (FMD) threat persists

Despite ongoing efforts by national and provincial veterinary services, the threat of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) looms large following its spread from the restricted zone surrounding the Kruger National Park in 2022. This was attributed to unlawful animal movements and auctions. A recent outbreak in the Humansdorp area of the Eastern Cape, approximately 100km from the […]

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National Ban on the movement of cattle

On Tuesday, August 16, the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) announced a national ban on the movement of cattle.  This drastic intervention follows the recent rapid spread of Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) in South Africa. There are currently active outbreaks in Mpumalanga, Gauteng, North West, Free State and KwaZulu-Natal provinces and new

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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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