Possible foot and mouth disease outbreak in Botswana

A suspected outbreak of foot and mouth disease(FMD) has been reported at the Namayane crush in Ngamiland, in Botswana’s North West Province. According to the Directory of Veterinary Services’ Dr Lethogile Modisa, the disease was first spotted by farmers who noticed cattle with suspicious symptoms. In an investigation, five animals…

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Zambia’s Central Province livestock farmers in cattle disease outbreak scare

More than 30 heads of cattle have died in Zambia’s Central Province from an unknown disease, sparking panic among livestock farmers in the area. Local media reports that several of the affected farmers are blaming the veterinary department for being unresponsive. They claim the disease has ravaged the area in…

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