Friday, December 2, 2011

Ministry of Agriculture, Water & Forestry: Foot & Mouth Desease Update in Caprivi

We received news that foot and mouth has become a problem again for the December season in the Caprivi area. Please see the information received from the Ministry of Agriculture, Water & Forestry:

1.    The following animals/infectious things may not under any circumstances be allowed to pass through the road blocks from any infected area:
·         All cloven hoofed animals (cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, and game.)
·         Raw red meat
·         Raw milk
·         Grass, hay, straw, reeds, Lucerne
·         Manure
·         Hides and skins and second hand jute bags
·         Bone, bone meal , carcass meal and blood meal
·         Large quantities of firewood i.e., vehicle load
·         Sour milk
·         Other products that might pose a risk – contact State Veterinarian.

2.    The following may cross the road block from an infected area:
·         Dogs and cats
·         Horses, donkeys and mules
·         Live or frozen poultry and birds, feathers, eggs and raw meat of poultry and birds
·         Fish, reptiles, frogs, worms
·         Vegetables, fruit, wild, free from manure or blood
·         Leafy vegetables such as cabbages, spinach, lettuce, celery, etc., if free from manure or blood.
·         Butter, margarine, cheese in original container/package
·         Sealed containers of pasteurized milk
·         Cooked meat/canned products/polony, Vienna’s in original/vacume packed container
·         Mealie – meal
·         Quarry stones for construction
·         Trophies (with taxidermy documents) wrapped in transparent material

 3   The following may cross the road block after spraying
     with 5% washing soda
·         Wood carvings, curios, mats, future manufactured from reads/grass
·         Small quantities of firewood less than 20kg
·         Horns

Dr. F. Joubert
Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer

Please do not hesitate to contact us for more details:

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