Foot-and-Mouth disease threatens North East District

source: Mmegi

FRANCISTOWN: Farmers in North Eastern Botswana would do well to brace themselves for a possible outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) following the outbreak of the disease in Zimbabwe’s Plumtree district.

These revelations were made by Minister of Agriculture,Christian de Graff, during a special meeting of the Francistown City full council on Monday. De Graff said that the disease was found in cattle in Kitwe, a communal area in the Plumtree sub-district of the Matabeleland South Province, only 30 kilometres from the Botswana-Zimbabwe border. As is common in border areas outbreaks on either side of the border soon spread to [continue reading]


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