The Ruminent Veterinary Association of South Africa ( Ruvasa) has again highlighted the threat of bovine brucellosis, saying it is a disease that is destroying the livestock industry. In its latest monthly disease report, Ruvasa says brucellosis is spreading unabated in a number of South Africa’s provinces.
According to the Chairperson of the National Animal Health Forum, Dr Pieter Vervoort, the forum is combining efforts with the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries to control and eventually eradicate brucellosis from South Africa. Vervoort says this means all parties, including farmers, livestock production organisations, DAFF and the South African Veterinary Association through Ruvasa, will have to be committed to this cause.
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