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Confirmed Eastern Cape AHS virus outbreak: Weathering the storm

Due to the African horse sickness (AHS) outbreak in the Eastern Cape, movement restrictions have been imposed in the Grahamstown state veterinarian area. After...

Rabies: A deadly zoonotic disease

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes Although rabies has been eradicated in certain European countries, North America, Japan and South Korea, it still poses a...

The Animal Diseases Act: Rabies control measures

Rabies is a unique disease in many ways. The main reason for controlling it is because it is zoonotic – it can be transmitted...

The Animal Diseases Act: Control of African swine fever

In April last year African swine fever (ASF) was detected in areas outside the official ASF control zone in South Africa. Up until 4 November a...

The Animal Diseases Act: Control of sheep scab

This article is part of a series of articles educating livestock owners and farmers about the importance and effect of the Animal Diseases Act,...

The Animal Diseases Act: Control of Anthrax

This article is part of a series of articles educating livestock owners and farmers about the importance and effect of the Animal Diseases Act,...

The Animal Diseases Act: Foot-and-mouth disease

This article is part of a series of articles educating livestock owners and farmers about the importance and effect of the Animal Diseases Act,...

The Animal Diseases Act: What farmers should know

This article is part of a series of articles educating livestock owners and farmers about the importance and effect of the Animal Diseases Act,...