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Foot-and-mouth disease strikes Thanh Hóa livestock

Update: May, 18/2016 - 15:10
The foot-and-mouth disease has infected livestock in the north central province of Thanh Hóa. Representative image. — Photo
Viet Nam News

THANH HÓA — The foot-and-mouth disease has spread in the north central province of Thanh Hóa since May 14, local officials said.

Some 42 cows and buffaloes belonging to 18 households in Hiềng Village in Bá Thước District’s Kỳ Tân Commune were affected by the disease.

The People’s Committee of Bá Thước District has instructed local authorities to temporary halt the transportation, trade and slaughter of cows, buffaloes, pigs and goats during the outbreak. Control stations will be set up to prevent the sale, transportation and slaughter of diseased animals to other areas.

Local authorities have been asked to strengthen the management of infected livestock, disinfect farms and issue a warning on the foot-and-mouth disease.

Earlier, in March, the foot-and-mouth disease was also reported in Bá Thước District’s Thiết Kế Commune and Quan Hóa District’s Xuân Phú Commune, infecting some 35 animals. — VNS



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