MEDIA STATEMENT | DALRRD | Shortage of AHS Vaccine | 25 November 2021

MEDIA STATEMENT 25 November 2021 The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development has been made aware by the Onderstepoort Biological Products (OBP) regarding the shortage and unavailability of the OBP African horse sickness (AHS) vaccine. The current unavailability of AHS vaccine at this time will have implications with […]

STATEMENT | ONDERSTEPOORT BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS | African Horse Sickness Vaccine (AHS) Availability | 16 Novemeber 2021

OBP – AHS Vaccine – Statement PRESS STATEMENT – African Horse Sickness (AHS) Vaccine Shortage Address Onderstepoort Biological Products SOC Ltd (“OBP”) is aware of the growing concerns relating to the current shortage and unavailability of the African Horse Sickness (“AHS”) vaccine. OBP’s facilities and equipment strategy, which comprises of […]

Press Release | RPO | Task Team on Biosecurity | 26 August 2021

Press Release | RPO | Task Team on Biosecurity | 26 August 2021 Herewith for your information and attention please find a press release regarding the task team compiled by the Minister of Agriculture on biosecurity: RPO WELCOMES TASK TEAM RESPONSIBLE FOR BIOSECURITY The National Red Meat Producers Organisation (RPO) […]

Movement of Horses from Previously Closed Areas-2017-07-14

Please see here message from Dr Camilla Mehtar-Weyer (DAFF Authorized Veterinarian) for Movement Control and Equine Disease Surveillance: Dear Colleagues   There have been a number of isolated AHS cases in the infected part of SA. However we are hoping to be able to start lifting areas as the cases […]


Council received information on movement control which we were requested to distribute.  Please refer to the details below. Dr Clive Marwick, President SAVC Movement into the controlled area is only allowed under specific conditions, and is regulated according to the Animal Diseases Act, therefore illegal movement is in fact a […]