foot and mouth disease

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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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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