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Ha Tinh takes steps to stop foot-and-mouth disease

Update: April, 17/2015 - 16:05
A veterinarian treats a cow with foot-and-mouth disease. — VNA/VNS Photo Ho Cau

HA TINH (VNS) — The Huong Khe District's People's Committee in the central Ha Tinh Province has ordered localities to conduct aggressive checks to prevent the spread of the foot-and-mouth disease among its livestock, which was reported on Monday.

Leaders in the central province of Ha Tinh's Huong Khe District, where the disease had broken out were asked to take measures, such as isolating and sterilising the affected areas and those at high risk.

Local authorities were also asked to ban the trading, slaughter and transport of livestock going in and out of the affected locality.

The district also plans to raise local residents' awareness about the situation and seek their help in controlling the disease.

According to Nguyen Minh Long, the deputy director of the district's Centre for Science and Technology Application, Plant and Livestock Protection, the disease was reported among the Vo Hong Quan's livestock, with nine cows having been contaminated and had spread to other households nearby.

As of today, 19 cows in five households in Huong Khe District's Ha Linh Commune had reported the incidence of the disease.

The fact that the sick livestock had not been vaccinated was also cited as a reason for the reoccurrence of the disease, Long said.

Earlier, cases of the foot-and-mouth disease had appeared among livestock in the Ha Linh Commune, affecting 40 cows and buffaloes at the Phan Dinh Phung farm. — VNS

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