Brucellosis


#BrakesonBrucellosis | Have You Tested?

  Veterinarians and para-veterinarians are at high risk of acquiring brucellosis infection, e.g. whilst assisting in the birthing process of infected cows and handling infected calving material and aborted fetuses (calves). This is why it is important for Veterinarians and para-veterinarians to understand the risks and wear the appropriate personal […]


BRUCELLOSIS AWARENESS-DO YOU KNOW?

  If these animals remain in the herd, they continue to spread the infection silently to the rest of the herd and this causes economic and production losses. The best way to identify and limit brucellosis in your herd is to vaccinate heifers, test the herd, and slaughter test positive […]


Brucellosis Campaign: WHAT IS BRUCELLOSIS? #BrakesonBrucellosis

There are several different strains of Brucella bacteria and they can infect basically all mammals.Brucella abortus, which preferably infects cows is known as Bovine Brucellosis. Brucellosis in humans occurs when a person comes into contact with an animal or animal product infected with the Brucella bacteria. #Brucellosis #SAVC #AnimalHealth #HealthFacts […]


MINISTER DIDIZA ANNOUNCES THE OUTBREAK OF BRUCELLOSIS IN KWAZULU-NATAL

MEDIA STATEMENT MINISTER DIDIZA ANNOUNCES THE OUTBREAK OF BRUCELLOSIS IN KWAZULU-NATAL 18 NOVEMBER 2020 The Minister of Agriculture, Land reform and Rural Development, Ms Thoko Didiza (MP), has been made aware by the MEC for Agriculture and Rural Development in KwaZulu-Natal, Ms Bongi Sithole-Moloi (MPL), of the outbreak of brucellosis […]


Stakeholders – Signed copy of the Bovine Brucellosis Policy document

Stakeholders – Signed copy of the Bovine Brucellosis Policy document Please find here the letter and signed copy of the  Bovine Brucellosis Policy document: Letter – Signed Brucellosis Policy document_stakeholders_final (1) Signed Bovine Brucellosis Policy_16 July 2020 Follow the link to the DALRRD website for Brucellosis information: https://www.dalrrd.gov.za/Branches/Agricultural-Production-Health-Food-Safety/Animal-Health/information/dahpolicy  


Government Gazette-Draft Brucellosis Policy Document-2020-01-27

Draft document – Bovine Brucellosis Control Policy Please see here the  : gg42839-2019-GOV_nn1464 Draft Document-Bovine Brucellosis Control Policy: https://www.daff.gov.za/vetweb/pamphlets&Information/Policy/Draft%20document%20-%20Bovine%20Brucellosis%20Control%20Policy,%20South%20Africa_V1_2019-04-01_for%20comment.pdf Please use the word document to indicate your comments: Comment format table for Draft document – Bovine Brucellosis Control Policy, South Africa (1) Comments on the “Draft document on Bovine Brucellosis […]