National Animal Health Forum News

Free State Animal Health Forum CPD Event 2019-10-08

The NAHF together with the partnership with Afrivet hosted the Free State Animal Health Forum CPD Event in Kroonstad on Tuesday. We had 67 members in attendance. We thank the Free...

ASF Update 04 October 2019

Please find here the latest update on the African Swine Fever: 2019-09-30 South Africa ASF update MEDIA STATEMENT 2019-09-06 South Africa ASF update 2019-08-12 South Africa ASF update 2019-07-12 South Africa...

OBP Product Availability Report – 2019-10-04

The Onderstepoort Biological Products Facility has committed to inform the NAHF members on their product availability on a monthly basis. See here the report for September 2019: OBP Product availability October...

Conference on Antibiotic Stewardship and Conservation in Africa-20-23 OCT 2019

Conference on Antibiotic Stewardship and Conservation in Africa: Date: 20-23 October 2019 Venue: Senate Chamber, Westville Campus, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa The abstract deadline is 30 June 2019...

Congratulations Dok Faffa! 2019-09-19

Dok Faffa was honored at the recent Media 24 Excellence Awards with the award for Best Specialist Editor for his work done on Vra die Veearts in Landbouweekblad. He shares...

DISEASE REPORTS UPDATED-AUGUST 2019

The NAHF supports the frequent reporting of the disease status in areas. Please see here the RuVASA-DAFF reporting system: Alternatively visit the RuVASA website: http://ruvasa.co.za/disease-reporting/ Here is the monthly disease...

Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development on African Swine Fever outbreaks in South Africa 2019-09-09

https://www.gov.za/speeches/african-swine-fever-outbreaks-south-africa-5-sep-2019-0000 5 Sep 2019 African Swine Fever outbreaks in South Africa South Africa has reported seventeen (17) outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) outside of the ASF controlled area since...

ASF-Minister DALRRD and MEC’s discuss ASF and the way forward-2019-08-26

See here the recent discussion on the ASF through the Minister of DALRRD and the MEC's published in SA News.gov: https://www.sanews.gov.za/south-africa/minister-mecs-discuss-african-swine-flu The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development...

Climate Change-Report-IPCC-2019-08-23

See here the report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) supplied by Rural Vet. IPCC recognizes potential of livestock production in adaptation and mitigation of climate change. Does not suggest...

Codex – Proposed draft Guidance for the Management of Biological Foodborne crises/outbreaks 2019-08-17

Dear all,   Please see attached here: fh51_07e Management of Biological Foodborne Outbreaks comments template proposed draft guidance for the management of biological foodborne crises/outbreaks to be discussed at the upcoming...

Asian ASF Pig Cull Reaches 5 Million-2019-08-12

See her the article published in the Global Meat News Platform: https://www.globalmeatnews.com/Article/2019/08/09/Asian-ASF-pig-cull-reaches-five-million  

NAHF-RMRD Workshop on Planning for Future Research and Development on red meat and animal health-2019-08-06

The NAHF together with the Red Meat Research and Development SA held a workshop to work on the planning for future research and development for red meat and animal health....

NAHF-AGRICULTURAL WRITERS SA NORTH-Article-Farmers Weekly 2019-08-03

The NAHf recently joined the Agricultural Writers for a afternoon of liaison: See here the news from the Agri Pen and the wonderful article written by Farmers Weekly: AgriPen (Jul-Aug...

Gauteng Animal Health Forum CPD Event 2019-07-30

The NAHF together with the partnership with Afrivet hosted the Gauteng Animal Health Forum CPD Event in Roodeplaat Nature Reserve on Tuesday. We had 47 members in attendance. We thank the; and For...

Press Release-RPO welcomes the recovery of Chinese market-2019-07-26

It is with great pleasure that the NAHF shares the below press release from the RPO. The National Red Meat Producers’ Organisation (RPO) has welcomed an announcement by China that it...

Lifting of the moratorium on laboratory testing for Bovine Brucellosis @ Grahamstown Provincial Veterinary Laboratory 2019-07-23

The NAHF is proud to announce that the Grahamstown Provincial Veterinary Laboratory has received their SANAS accreditation to perform the RBT and MRT serological testing for Bovine Brucellosis. See here...

Biosecurity in Sheep-Dr Pieter Vervoort-NWGA Congress-2019-07-18

Dr Vervoort recently gave a talk at the NWGA Congress on the biosecurity risks in the Wool Industry. See here the article published in the Landbou Weekblad: https://www.netwerk24.com/landbou/Bedrywe/Diere/so-versprei-jy-siektes-op-jou-skaapplaas-20190701

NEW PROJECT-NAHF-AGRICULTURAL WRITERS SA NORTH-2019-07-16

The NAHF has undertaken the task to keep the Agricultural Writers/Landbouskrywers up to date on all matters concerning Animal Health. The establishment meeting was well attended by most of the...

Proposed Amendments to the Animal Diseases Regulations (R. 2026 of 1986) with regard to Table 2-2019-07-09

Stakeholders - Proposed Amendments to the Animal Diseases Regulations (R. 2026 of 1986) with regard to Table 2: Please see the attached letter and Government Gazette Notice No. 42545, Notice...

African Swine Fever Awareness Campaign 2019-07-02

  Media Release   01 July 2019                                      AFRICAN SWINE FEVER AWARENESS   Following the outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) reported in the North West, Gauteng, Free State and...