Tackle animal disease on national level – SA vets

South Africa will have to change its approach to animal health to control animal disease more effectively. In order to improve the control of animal diseases, the country will have to abandon its provincial approach, said Dr. John Adam from the South African Veterinary Council (SAVC). The council recently announced…

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Contagious disease threatens 70 000 heads of cattle in Southern Province

More than 70 000 heads of cattle in Southern Province’s Kazungula district are under disease threat - the suspected contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (CBPP). This prompted Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries permanent secretary David Shamulenge to send a team of veterinarians to the area on a fact-finding mission. “We had reports…

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