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Foot and mouth outbreaks found

Update: January, 09/2014 - 09:41
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HA NOI (VNS)  — Foot and mouth disease has affected some 199 cattle, 105 buffalo and 94 cows in northern mountainous Lang Son Province and the southern province of Phu Yen, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development's Veterinary Department.

Local authorities vaccinated cattle in affected areas and set up checkpoints to prevent infected cattle from being transported. Preventative measures have also been conducted, including decontaminating affected areas and temporary suspensions on slaughtering and transporting cattle in and out of those areas.

The ministry supplied 100,000 doses of vaccine to Nghe An, Quang Binh and Binh Dinh provinces and Da Nang City free of charge. — VNS


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