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Philippines Ban Pigs and Cattle from Taiwan and Lebanon

02 April 2009

PHILIPPINES - The Department of Agriculture (DA) has banned the importation of cattle and other animals from Taiwan and Lebanon following the outbreaks of the food and mouth disease (FMD) in those countries.

Agriculture Secretary Arthur Yap issued the ban after the Office International des Epizooties (OIE) or World Animal Health Organization confirmed the outbreaks.

In Lebanon, FMD was detected in a dairy cattle farm in the province of Kamed El-Iouz, and in Taiwan, the disease affected swine farms in the Maoliao township, Yun-Lin and Beidou town in Chang-hua.

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Source: GMANews


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