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Wednesday, June 27, 2012
FAO and OIE Unveil Global Strategy for FMD Control
THAILAND - FAO and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) are joining forces to combat foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) on a global scale, laying out a detailed strategy today to bring the devastating livestock disease under control. ...
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Egypt Reports FMD Outbreaks
EGYPT - The Egyptian veterinary authorities have reported six outbreaks of foot and mouth disease in Dumyat, Marsa Matruh, Suhaj and As Suways....
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
More FMD Outbreaks Reported in Mpumalanga
SOUTH AFRICA - South Africa's veterinary authorities have reported four further outbreaks of foot and mouth disease in Mpumalanga's cattle populations....
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Libya Reports More FMD Outbreaks
LIBYA - The Libyan veterinary authorities have reported three outbreaks of foot and mouth disease in Banghazi and Tarabulus....
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
East Kazakhstan Reports More FMD
KAZAKHSTAN - The country's veterinary authorities have reported another outbreak of foot and mouth disease in the eastern region of Borovoe....
FMD Outbreak Reported in Botswana's Maun
BOTSWANA - Botswana's veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of foot and mouth disease at a farm in Maun, affecting cattle and sheep/goats....
Thursday, June 07, 2012
Farmers on Border Urged to be Vigilent for FMD
COLOMBIA - Farmers in Aracua, Colombia are being urged to apply rigorous sanitary measures and control the smuggling of cattle from Venezuela to prevent foot and mouth disease (FMD) entering the country....
Tuesday, June 05, 2012
FMD Breaks Out in East Kazakhstan
KAZAKHSTAN - An outbreak of foot and mouth disease taking a toll on cattle and sheep has occurred in East Kazakhstan....
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
FMD Policy to Increase Readiness
AUSTRALIA - The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) has developed a national policy for vaccination against foot–and–mouth disease (FMD), boosting Australia’s preparedness against the disease....
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Paraguay to Fully Eradicate FMD
PARAGUAY - In June, Paraguay will begin epidemiological sampling nationwide for the absence of Foot and Mouth Disease and this will bring peace to the region....
Wednesday, May 09, 2012
FMD Outbreaks Affect More Cattle in Libya
LIBYA - The Libyan veterinary authorities have reported more outbreaks of foot and mouth disease affecting cattle, sheep and goats in Tarhunah, Gharyan, Al 'Aziziyah, Al Khums and Al Fatih....
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
South Africa Reports FMD Outbreak in Mpumalanga
SOUTH AFRICA - The South African veterinary authorities have reported a new outbreak of foot and mouth disease in Mpumalanga, affecting cattle at a diptank adjacent to the Kruger National Park....
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Government Strengthens FMD Control
ECUADOR - The Ecuadorian Agency for Quality Assurance, under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Aquaculture and Fisheries, has acquired four mobile campers to strengthen road checkpoints as part of its Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) control programme. ...
Friday, April 20, 2012
FMD Breaks Out at Gaza Strip
PALESTINIAN AUTONOMOUS TERRITORY - Dr Khawla Salem Njoum, Director of Epidemiology Department, has reported an outbreak of foot and mouth disease in the Gaza Strip, at a farm located 3 km from the Egyptian border....
Monday, March 26, 2012
New Strain of FMD Cripples Livestock Sector
EGYPT - Egyptian beef production is expected to fall in 2012, whilst imports will increase due to the outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD), according to the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service....
DNA Based Vaccine Effective FMD Protection
GLOBAL - Researchers at the Institute for Animal Health in the UK have examined a new type of vaccination regime that protects cattle against foot-and-mouth disease (FMD). ...
Friday, March 23, 2012
Major FMD Outbreak Threatens Egypt
EGYPT - Urgent action is required to control a major outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease and prevent its spread throughout North Africa and the Middle East, which could have serious implications for food security in the region, FAO warned yesterday. With...
Friday, March 16, 2012
FMD Breaks Out in Primorskiy Kray
RUSSIA - Dr Nicolay Vlasov, CVO of Veterinary services at Russia's Ministry of Agriculture and Food has reported an outbreak of foot and mouth disease in Primorskiy Kray. ...
Thursday, March 15, 2012
FMD Spreading Rapidly in Egypt
EGYPT - In the space of only 48 hours, as many as 5,000 cattle have died of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), leading to a boycott of meat and dairy products in every village in el-Gharbiya. ...
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
FMD Outbreak Reported in Libya's Banghazi
LIBYA - Dr Taher Ahmad Matouk, Chief Veterinary Officer of the Ministry of Agriculture's National Center of the Animal Health and Breeding Improvement has reported an outbreak of foot and mouth disease in Banghazi....
Tuesday, March 06, 2012
Zambia Reports FMD Outbreak
ZAMBIA - The Zambian veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of foot and mouth disease in Northern Mwamba Kaka....
Friday, March 02, 2012
FMD Outbreak Reported in Primorye, Russia
RUSSIA - Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) has been found on a private farm in the village of Usachevka, in the Primorye region – also known as Primorsky Krai – in the far south-eastern corner of the country....
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
FMD in Libya Affects Cattle and Sheep
LIBYA - The Libyan veterinary authorities have reported ten outbreaks of foot and mouth disease in Banghazi and Darnah....
Monday, February 27, 2012
FMD Outbreaks Affect Pigs and Cattle
TAIWAN - The Taiwanese veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of foot and mouth disease in Kinmen....
Thursday, February 23, 2012
New FMD Outbreak in China
CHINA - Dr Zhang Zhongqui, Director General from the China Animal Disease Control Centre at the Ministry of Agriculture's Veterinary Bureau in Beijing has reported an outbreak of foot and mouth disease in Ningxia....
Thursday, February 16, 2012
FMD Resulting into Economic Loss of Rs 20,000 Crore Every Year
INDIA - The government today said the foot and mouth disease in livestock sector is resulting into direct economic loss to the tune of Rs 20,000 crore per annum....
Wednesday, February 08, 2012
Buffalo Sparks FMD Fears
NAMIBIA - The Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry (MAWF) is waiting for laboratory results to confirm the Foot and Mouth Disease(FMD) status of a buffalo that was killed over the weekend at Otjituuo, south of the veterinary red line....
Wednesday, February 01, 2012
Livestock, not Gazelles, Drive FMD Outbreaks
ASIA - Wildlife health experts from the Wildlife Conservation Society have published evidence which supports the conclusion that Mongolian gazelles—one of the most populous large land mammals on the planet—are not a reservoir of foot-and-mouth disease...
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