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More Foot and Mouth Found in Botswanan Cattle

03 July 2015

BOTSWANA - A new outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease has been found in cattle in northern Botswana.

There were 13 cases in a susceptible population of 218 cattle, which were grazing in a communal area in a village within a Foot and Mouth vaccination zone.

The area where the cattle were grazing is adjacent to a wildlife management area containing African buffaloes, suggesting that wild animals are the source of the infection.

The cases were limited to 11 calves aged between 4-7 months and 2 adult animals, one of which was recently introduced from Foot and Mouth Disease free zones and has the oldest lesions.

The investigation into the outbreak is continuing.

TheCattleSite News Desk


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