Fighting cross-border disease a team effort in South Africa

Continuous monitoring and close cooperation between farmers, veterinarians and officials from the Veterinary Sciences Directorate at the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) ensure that South Africa (SA) retains its status of being foot and mouth disease (FMD) free, says Dricus Botha, TLU North Manager. The Daily Maverick recently…

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FMD vaccine production in SA still lagging due to funding problems

South Africa is still struggling to get their foot and mouth vaccine production system up to date, and is still struggling to get funding from government. Landbouweekblad reported that new technology has been developed and there are trained individuals to manufacture the foot and mouth disease (FMD) vaccine in South…

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Foot and mouth disease outbreak in Zambia

An outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD) has been recorded in the Chavuma, Kabompo and Zambezi districts in the North Western Province, reported the Zambian National Broadcasting Corporation. Government has since acquired vaccines for the disease. According to Creavat Chituta of the National Agricultural Information Services, a team from…

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