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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...

War for FMD-free status continues

South Africa experienced a FMD outbreak in the high surveillance area of the FMD free zone in Limpopo on 7 January 2019...

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...

A #Braai every day keeps the farmer okay

Rain provides much-needed water for soil and plants and farmers depend on rain to keep their livestock and crops alive. During the last few...

Update: FMD outbreak in Limpopo

Following a meeting between the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) and the National Animal Health Forum, three task teams have been set...

Foot and Mouth disease task teams formed

Following a meeting between the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) and the National Animal Health Forum (NAHF), three task teams have been...