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 CBPP, and the outcome of the annual application process to the OIE to retain internationally recognized freedom is pending. Please take time to read the attached material and include CBPP as a possible differential diagnosis where applicable. If there is any suspicion of CBPP, government veterinary services have to be informed immediately. Samples have to be collected and the laboratory submission form has to be sent to for approval of payment by the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development.  Early detection of any suspicion is vital.  Should there be an introduction of CBPP,  quarantine, and control measures will be implemented immediately.

The awareness material is also available on the DALRRD website at the following link:

Please find here the awareness material for further distribution:


Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia – SA (Jan2021)


Recognising CBPP