Farmers need information on FMD control progress

While South Africa’s livestock farmers appear to be in the dark on the subject, government veterinary health authorities are reportedly making headway in getting the country’s Foot-and-Mouth Disease-free status back.

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A report by the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Agriculture and Environmental Affairs said that the Red Line Protection Zone to control the movement of livestock in Northern Zululand would be functional from July 2012. The country’s animal health sector expects the SA government to submit a report on FMD controls to the World Organisation for Animal Health in September or October.

Read the full story in the 06 July 2012 issue of FW.