African Swine Fever

Varkpes in Tuinroete wek kommer

deur Tisha Steyn Die uitbreking van varkpes (African swine fever) in die Mosselbaaiomgewing in die Suid-Kaap hou gevaar in vir varke in die hele Tuinroete en die res van die land. Volgens 'n mediaverklaring van die Wes-Kaapse Departement van Landbou wat middel-Mei uitgereik is, is varkpes op 19 April[...]

New cases of African Swine Fever detected in Gauteng

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development would like to announce a new outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) on a farm in Gauteng Province.  The farm has been put under quarantine and the Provincial Veterinary Services instituted forward and back-tracing investigations to identify any properties that[...]

By Specialist Writer|30th January 2023|Categories: Animal health, News|Tags: , , , , |

Treating African Swine Fever immediately can stop the spread of this fatal disease in its tracks

The South African Veterinary Council (SAVC) is the regulatory body for the veterinary and para-veterinary professions in South Africa and has a statutory duty to determine scientific and ethical standards of professional conduct and education.  To create awareness about diseases and zoonoses within South Africa that have an impact[...]

By Specialist Writer|27th May 2021|Categories: News|Tags: |

African Swine fever outbreak reported in the Western Cape for the first time

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development(DALRRD) and the Western Cape Department of Agriculture, jointlyreport an outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) in the Western Cape. Two small-holding farms in Mfuleni, North of Khayelitsha, were foundpositive for ASF, after laboratory testing of samples from dead pigs.Approximately 5%[...]

By Specialist Writer|26th February 2021|Categories: News|Tags: |
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