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Foot & Mouth KZN, new Disease Management Area declared

The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development today declared in Gazette no 45109 the new Foot and Mouth KZN Disease Management Area (DMA) including:
The portions of the Pongola local municipality east of the R66, and south and west of the N2; The whole of the Nongoma local municipality; The portions of the Big Five Hlabisa local municipality west of the N2; The whole of the Mtubatuba local municipality; The whole of the Mfolozi local municipality; The portions of the uMhlathuze local municipality north of the R34; The whole of Hluhluwe uMfolozi Park.

For the full gazette including the map and media statement please see below:

Final Notice Gazetted_FMD

KZN DMA media statement

At this time the Movement control – as issued remains in place:

    1. to monitor and control movement of livestock and livestock products out of, into, within and through the DMA
    2. Movements of live cloven-hoofed animals out of the DMA is generally not allowed, and if allowed, is subject to stringent risk mitigation measures.
    3. Movement of live cloven-hoofed animals through the DMA is not permitted.
    4. Movements of live cloven-hoofed animals into or within the DMA is only permitted for slaughter purposes under specific conditions, and on the basis of a risk assessment of the biosecurity at origin and destination.
    5. Movement of meat from cloven-hoofed animals is possible out of, within and through the DMA, under specific conditions.
    6. There is no restriction for meat and meat products moving into the DMA, however products must be accompanied by proof of purchase stating origin of such products.
    7. Movement of hides, skins, trophies, bones, and horns out of or within the DMA is allowed under specific conditions. Movement of such products into or through the DMA have no restriction.
    8. There is no restriction for milk and milk products, wool and hair, nor for non-FMD-susceptible animals moving into, out of, within or through the DMA.
    9. Applications to move animals out of, into, within and through the DMA must be sent to the KwaZulu-Natal Veterinary Services and will be evaluated with regards to risk on a case-by-case basis.

 The movement protocol can be obtained from KZN Veterinary Services. Visible Veterinary Patrols and roadblocks will remain in place in the reduced DMA to control the movement of livestock and to monitor adherence to the movement protocol. Livestock owners are encouraged to submit all applications for movement to the Provincial Veterinary Movement Control Officers for evaluation and risk assessment. Applications and queries can be submitted to fmdpermitskzn@gmail.com.