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Cropwatch Africa’s new app stops pests in their tracks

Cropwatch Africa, a specialised service provider that focusses on supporting farmers, researchers, industries, and governments across Africa to safeguard their resources, has...

First infection of H5N8 bird flu strain in humans is detected

This article was originally published in The Guardian. Click here to read the original article. An H5N8 strain of...

ASF reported in Western Cape for the first time

An outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) has been reported for the first time in the Western Cape. The outbreak was confirmed...

Farm to Fork cattle vaccination programme launched

Having an optimised vaccination programme with frequently-measured benchmarks will go a long way to improving a cattle farmer’s profitability.   

South Africans urged to join the fight against rabies

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) and the South African Veterinary Council (SAVC) wish to alert members of...

All you need to know about new livestock biosecurity rules

On 13 November 2020, the Biosecurity Rules for Livestock Agents were published in Government Gazette 43900, Board Notice 135 of 2020. All...

AgriOrbit’s top 10 animal health posts of 2020

Animal health is a very important aspect of any farm. In this post we summarise the top-performing AgriOrbit posts on the topic....

Flare-up of ASF with more than 100 new cases worldwide

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reported that 114 new outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) were recorded worldwide between 25...

COVID-19 meets avian influenza in EU poultry market

The global poultry market faces a ‘perfect storm’ of challenging conditions in the first half of the year, with recovery to follow....

Stop Rift Valley fever in its tracks

It goes without saying that Rift Valley fever (RVF) is a serious disease. All livestock owners must vaccinate their animals as the...