China confirms two Foot-and-Mouth Disease cases

28-02-2013 | | |
China confirms two Foot-and-Mouth Disease cases

Two outbreaks of Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) have been discovered in China’s southern province Guangdong and south western Tibet Autonomous Region.

The Ministry of Agriculture have stated that 88 pigs in Guangdong were found to have been affected by FMD. While 13 cattle in the Tibet Autonomous Region were found to have FMD symptoms, discovered by farmers.

FMD confirmed

It has thus been confirmed by The National Foot-and-Mouth Disease Reference Laboratory that the animals in Guangdong were infected with type A foot-and-mouth, while in Tibet Autonomous Region. the animals had the type O variety.

948 pigs in Guangdong while 37 cattle in Tibet Autonomous Region were culled.

Contributors Global Pig Production Authors