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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Small stock production: Vaccinate sheep and goats by following this programme

Vaccine programmes differ from area to area and even from farm to farm, depending on temperature, rainfall, season, local disease outbreaks, farm specific resistance and resilience and of course - management. There is no one-size-fits-all schedule. It’s up to you to make sure that your particular programme caters for your…

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Zambia develops local vaccine to fight livestock diseases

Zambia has developed a local vaccine for East Coast fever, said Livestock and Fisheries Minister Michael Katambo. The minister said 80 000 doses of the local vaccine are being piloted in selected provinces. “The local vaccines are showing positive results and if successful, they will help curb tick-borne diseases,” Katambo said.…

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