National Animal Health Forum News

SAPPO NEWS-Weekly Update-2021-01-22

See here the SAPPO NEWS-Weekly Update: SAPPO WEEKLY UPDATE-WEEK 3 See here SAPPO's ASF update: SAPPO ASF UPDATE-22 January 2021                    ...

DALRRD Media Statement | Rift Valley Fever (RVF)-Vaccination

Media Statement                                                                               21 January 2021 Rift Valley Fever (RVF) Vaccination The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) would like to remind owners of cattle, sheep, and...

Implementation of Biosecurity Rules for Livestock Agents published 5 January 2021

Circular LA 1/2021 5 January 2021 To all Livestock Agents IMPLEMENTATION OF BIOSECURITY RULES FOR LIVESTOCK AGENTS On 13 November 2020, the Biosecurity Rules for Livestock Agents were published in...

DISEASE REPORTS UPDATED- DECEMBER 2020

The NAHF supports the frequent reporting of the disease status in areas. Please see here the RuVASA-DALRRD reporting system: Alternatively visit the RuVASA website: https://ruvasa.co.za/disease-report-2019/ Disease Reporting December 2020: Disease report...

PLAAS TV-15 January 2021

BROADCAST: 15 January 2021 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrU2rNLfeS4 BROADCAST: 13 January 2021 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtba5yKiwNQ BROADCAST: 11 January 2021 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpOjYMX0UFc BROADCAST: 8 January 2021 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-j_LQ1_gTSQ BROADCAST: 4 January 2021 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGGkObyimaE BROADCAST: 25 December 2020 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGPi4Ksggsw...

Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (CBPP) Awareness | DALRRD-NAHF 2021

Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (CBPP) Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (CBPP) is an insidious pneumonic disease of cattle sometimes referred to as lung sickness. Clinically, CBPP is manifested by anorexia, fever, and respiratory symptoms such as dyspnoea,...

VACCINATE AGAINST RIFT VALLEY FEVER | ENT IN TEEN SLENKDALKOORS – NAHF & AFRIVET

There is no need to describe the seriousness of the disease Rift Valley fever (RVF). Most stock owners (yes, we speak about all stock owners as the RVF-virus is reasonably...

#BrakesonBrucellosis-Prevention for the Veterinarian and Para-Veterinarian

Veterinarians or para-veterinary professionals should take the necessary precautions when handling any animal that may potentially be infected with Brucellosis, e.g. a cow from a positive or unknown status herd...

#BrakesonBrucellosis-Is the consumer at risk for contracting Brucellosis?

Pasteurised dairy products are safe from Brucellosis. Raw dairy products from Brucellosis infected herds are not safe. If you are uncertain about the safety of your dairy products, boil the...

#BrakesonBrucellosis-Abattoirs

  All infected cattle sent to an abattoir must be accompanied by a Red Cross permit from the state veterinarian. Farmers should ensure that the abattoir accepts Brucella-positive cattle. These...

ASF Update 08 December 2020

Please find here the latest update on the African Swine Fever: ASF update 2020-12-08 ASF contingency plan approved 2020-11-17 SF update 2020-11-17 ASF update 2020-10-23 ASF update 2020-06-30 ASF update 2020-05-19...

#BrakesonBrucellosis-Farmer Responsibility

The only person who can protect your herd from Brucellosis is you. When buying cattle, you should insist on vaccination records and recent herd tests from the farm of origin....

AGRIORBIT-RSG Landbou-Sponsored by RPO

See here the Agriorbit link for the recording by Radio Sonder Grense: https://www.agriorbit.com/rsg-landbou-25-nov-2020-aan-jou-gebring-deur-rpo/ This week sponsored by the Red Meat Producers Organisation.

#BrakesonBrucellosis-Brucellosis: CATTLE BRANDING-C=Brucellosis Positive

Animals that test positive for Brucellosis are branded with a hot C-branding iron by state veterinary services on the right-hand side of the neck, approximately 15cm below the junction of...

RPO Newsletter November 2020 Issue – 2020-12-04

See here the link to the RPO newsletter for December: English https://us6.campaign-archive.com/?e=&u=0ae75403c010eaa74fbd6724b&id=740ce289a7  

#BrakesonBrucellosis-Brucellosis: Is a herd disease

Bovine brucellosis threatens the reproduction and production levels of livestock herds throughout South Africa. If one animal in your herd tests positive for brucellosis, the entire herd is considered infected...

#BrakesonBrucellosis-Brucellosis: The Trojan Horse for your herd

Heifers born from infected cows often test negative for brucellosis and only test positive after their first calving. Newly purchased heifers are considered high risk and should be kept separate...

#BrakesonBrucellosis-Brucellosis: The silent enemy in humans

  The most common way that Brucella bacteria spread from animals to people is through consuming raw dairy products originating from infected herds. Brucella bacteria in the milk of infected...

Brucellosis Campaign Week 2: #BrakesonBrucellosis #CollaborateTestVaccinate-Dangers of consuming raw dairy products

The most common way that Brucella bacteria spread from animals to people is through consuming raw dairy products originating from infected herds. Brucella bacteria in the milk of infected animals...

FMD UPDATE REPORT-2020-11-25

See here the most recent FMD Update Follow Up Report: 2020-11-25 Updated FMD Molemole outbreak follow up report 2020-08-24 Updated FMD Molemole outbreak follow up report.final draft (1)