Government on top of Limpopo FMD outbreak

Limpopo’s government veterinary authorities are said to be in control of a foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) outbreak discovered there on 17 July 2013.

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This outbreak reportedly occurred inside the official FMD Protection Zone north of Phalaborwa, and where FMD vaccinations are regularly given to susceptible cloven-hoofed livestock. However, livestock farmers adjacent to the protection zone are concerned about poorly implemented control measures, such as the zone’s fence-line which has been allowed to fall into major disrepair.

– Read the full story in the August 2 issue of Farmer’s Weekly.