Theileriosis: Southern Africa on alert after breakout in Zimbabwe

The Zimbabwe veterinary services have confirmed an outbreak of Theileriosis throughout the country. January disease In Africa, this disease, also known as January disease, is caused by the cattle-adapted Theileria parva, which is transmitted by brown ear ticks (Rhipicephalus appendiculatus). Another similar disease which is caused by buffalo-adapted Theileria[...]

Zimbabwe: Poultry farmers struggle to control disease & loss

by Marko Phiri In a home-made coop pieced together from corrugated iron, asbestos, wire mesh and bricks in one of Bulawayo's low-density suburbs, known for once thriving white-owned farming plots, Gilbert Mashava breeds up to three hundred broiler chickens. The business has had its own ups and downs, and[...]

By Specialist Writer|18th June 2023|Categories: Articles, Poultry|Tags: , , , |

Foot-and-mouth must be contained to save the meat industry

An outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in the communal farming areas in the northern region of Namibia has to be contained to prevent a possible ban on exports which can lead to huge losses in the meat industry. Reuters reports that the outbreak was first detected in the Ndiyona[...]

By Specialist Writer|25th March 2021|Categories: Animal health, Articles, Stock and game farming|Tags: , , |

Minister Didiza updates the public on the unbanning of auctions

Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Minister Thoko Didiza, MP has today 17 February 2020, announced that the blanket ban on gatherings animals is now lifted, since the outbreak of Foot-and-Mouth three months ago in the Molemole District in Limpopo. The Minister’s decision follows the briefing she received from[...]

By Specialist Writer|17th February 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , |
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