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FMD: China lifts ban of imported cloven hoofed animals

On the 23rd of July 2019, the General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China (GACC) announced that, subsequent to...

#AgriMarkets: Budget speech and its implications for agriculture

In her first budget speech as Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Thoko Didiza’s message was centered on the ethical...

The Animal Diseases Act: Foot-and-mouth disease

This article is part of a series of articles educating livestock owners and farmers about the importance and effect of the Animal...

Bek-en-klouseer is hopelik verby

Die bek-en-klouseer-uitbreking in die land is waarskynlik verby. Die Departement van Landbou, Bosbou en Vissery (DAFF) het ‘n aansoek aan die Wêrelddieregesondheidsorganisie...

FMD remains under control as incubation periods lapse

It has been 14 weeks since the first signs of the foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) outbreak in the high surveillance area of South Africa’s FMD-free...

Status report: FMD outbreak

The foot and mouth disease (FMD) outbreak reported at the beginning of the year dismayed those in the red meat sector. On 7 January...

FMD spill over contained

South Africa and her trading partners took concerned notice of the Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) spill-over reported in January 2019. Rapid and coordinated...

Eastern Cape farmers’ resilience tested

Agri Eastern Cape president, Doug Stern, has called on the province’s farmers to stay on their land despite facing the triple financial threat of...

Sampling method makes FMD identification easier

Sampling the environment is an effective way to detect foot and mouth disease, according to a paper published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, a...