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Cattle Treated for FMD After Buffalo Cause Outbreak

21 May 2014

BOTSWANA – A further 150,000 cattle have been vaccinated in an attempt to spare the Botswana cattle industry from foot and mouth disease (FMD) caused by Buffalo.

Routine booster vaccinations were administered in north western region of Ngamiland which was hit by foot and mouth in April 2012.

Movement controls have been imposed on the region which is physically isolated from the rest of Bostwana with cattle fencing.

Exactly 148,497 cattle have been treated for FMD with not clinical cases observed. This follows a further 20 cases reported in the New Year after flooding initially led to technicians being unable to access some herds and disrupting Buffalo fences.

The World Organisation for Animal Health has confirmed that Buffalo were the cause of the outbreak.

TheCattleSite News Desk

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