Yearly Archives: 2017

Antibiotic Use in Food Producing Animals-2017-12-21

See here the online article of the meta-analysis of restricting the use of antibiotic use in food animals and its impact on ABR in food animals and humans supplied by Hailey Eagar from Boeringer Ingelheim and the Association for Veterinary Consultants.    


See here the information supplied by LANDBOU WEEKBLAD-Vra vir Faffa-Also see for more info: Listeriosis in animals Question: There have been recent media reports about deaths from Listeriosis in people in South Africa. Does the disease also occur in animals? Answer: Listeriosis is caused by a bacterium [germ], Listeria monocytogenes. […]


Please see here the various Publication Material Posters regarding Disease Control sent by DAFF Communications: ENGLISH 5 CORE FACTS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT BRUCELLOSIS ENGLISH A dozen things you must know about bovine brucellosis Brucella melitensis Export certification IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING VACCINATION AGAINST AFRICAN HORSE SICKNESS (AHS) IN SOUTH AFRICA […]

Global Salmonella Resistome Data-2017-11-20

See here an interactive tool to track antibiotic resistance genes called the Resistome Tracker. The tool is available to the public and provides visualizations by antibiotic drug class, compares resistance genes across different sources, and maps resistance genes to geographic region.

Government Gazette Notice for SAVC Nomination-2017-11-13

See here the Notice given in terms of the Regulations relating to the Veterinary and Para-Veterinary Professions Act, 1982 published under Notice R2085 in Government Gazette 8402 of 1 October 1982, as amended, that I await the nominations of: gg41237_nn877 One Veterinarian to serve on the South African Veterinary Council. Registered […]