The Veterinary Services gave notice that the controlled movement of cattle in the Otjozondjupa and Omaheke regions has been lifted with immediate effect.

There was a control movement of cattle regarding the outbreak of Lumpy Skin Disease in the areas of Otjozondjupa and Omaheke region and the following state veterinary districts, namely Gobabis, Otjinene, Epukiro, Okakarara, Otavi, Otjiwarongo and Okahandja.

Directorate of Veterinary Services Dr Adrianatus Maseke said the existing measures pertaining to this disease will, however, still remain enforced on infected farms.

Maseke advised producers countrywide to ensure that their cattle are vaccinated against the disease in the prescribed manner and to report any suspected cases of Lumpy Skin Disease to their nearest state veterinary office.

Only clinically healthy animals will be allowed to move within the veterinary district. Proof of vaccination will be required.

“Animals moving out of the veterinary district will only be allowed on condition that they are vaccinated at least 30 days before they move and have been inspected before such movement,” said Maseke. – Informanté

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