Foot and Mouth Disease in Israel and Botswana

Last week the OIE informed of the appearance of foot and mouth disease in Israel and Botswana.
Tuesday 15 March 2011 (7 years 8 months 27 days ago)
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Last week the OIE informed of the appearance of foot and mouth disease in Israel and Botswana.

In the case of Israel, the illness appeared on a cattle farm located in Bet Zera (Kineret, Hazafon) with 575 dairy cows and three groups of fattening calves. One group contains 40 calves and no signs have been seen. The second group contains 20 calves, 15 of them show clinical signs. The third group contains 15 calves, 5 of them show clinical signs.

In the case of Botswana, the serotype SAT2 foot and mouth disease virus has appeared ona farm in Kaepe Crush (Okavango, Ngamiland, MAUN). The outbreak is within a fenced subzone in Ngamiland district, an FMD vaccination zone. Livestock in the area are farmed under a communal grazing system. Only cattle showed clinical signs of FMD. An ox was found with necrotic interdigital lesions on all four feet without any oral lesions on post-mortem inspection at a local abattoir located in Ngamiland, zone 2d, an FMD vaccination zone. Other nine animals originating from the crush showed no similar post-mortem findings. On trace-back to the crush of origin, 14 more cattle were found with oral and feet lesions from 15 to 22 February 2011. Zone 2 is sub-divided into four subzones; which are 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, from north to south. The affected area was scheduled for routine vaccination in February 2011, but due to heavy rains the vaccination campaign was postponed. Animal and animal products movement protocol before the reoccurrence of FMD did not allow movement of cloven-hoofed animals and their derived fresh products out of the zone. Therefore, the reoccurrence of FMD in zone 2d does not affect the FMD free status in other zones.

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