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  • VELD FIRES AND LIVESTOCK: GUIDELINES FOR FARMERS
  • VELDBRANDE EN LEWENDEHAWE : VETERINÊRE RIGLYNE
  • Prof Gareth Bath formally receives WVA Global Animal Welfare Award
  • Role of SAPPO onthe latest ASF outbreak – “SAPPO recently toured the area of the EC where African Swine Fever was recently diagnosed. It is apparent that it will be extremely difficult to pinpoint when the disease began as cause/s for mortalities are not diagnosed regularly. The farming practices in the affect area include allowing pigs to roam and semi-confinement. Keeping pigs is an important way of life and income stream for rural communities of the EC and thus the health and welfare of their animals is important to them. SAPPO was impressed with, and supports the endeavours of EC  veterinary services in ascertaining the extent of the outbreak. The level of knowledge and training of local livestock farmers by both State Veterinarians and Animal Health Technicians was more than satisfying. SAPPO is able to assist with provision of material to improve awareness in the fight to reduce the spread of ASF. These include short pictographic videos highlighting important aspects of preventing ASF getting into an owners pigs.”
  • PRESS STATEMENT ANIMAL CARE NEGLECTED IN LOCKDOWN REGULATIONS 13 May 2020