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Press Release | Stock Theft Data – December 2020

See here the Stock Theft Prevention Forum’s Report on Stock Theft Data for 2021: Stock Theft Dec 2020 Veediefstal Des 2020 PRESS RELEASE (for immediate release) LIVESTOCK THEFT – THE PICTURE IN DECEMBER 2020 During the presentation of crime statistics on 13 November 2020 for the first time the Minister […]


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, cough, and nasal discharge. CBPP is found in the acute, subacute, and chronic forms. Currently, South Africa is free of […]


#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 that has aborted or that requires calving assistance. Wearing the correct personal protective equipment (PPE) including shoulder-length disposable plastic gloves, […]


#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. The seller must be able to prove that the heifers were vaccinated, and the herd of origin tested negative for […]


#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 and placed under quarantine. This is because the disease caused by the bacterium Brucella abortus, has a long incubation period. […]


#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 from the rest of the herd until they have calved and can be tested for brucellosis. #BrakesonBrucellosis #CollaborateTestVaccinate #Brucellosis #SAVC […]


#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 animals can spread to humans in unpasteurized milk, cream, ice cream, butter, and cheeses. #BrakesonBrucellosis #CollaborateTestVaccinate #Brucellosis #SAVC #AnimalHealth #HealthFacts […]