Following outbreaks, ONSSA slaughtered entire herds of cattle and sheep to successfully eradicate foot-and-mouth disease outbreaks.
Rabat – The veterinary services of the National Office for Food Safety (ONSSA) have announced that they successfully eradicated six outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease.
“This disease was first discovered in four farms in the provinces of Fquih Ben Saleh Khouribga, Sidi Bennour and in an isolated farm in Tangier since January 7, 2019.” said the ONSSA press release.
ONSSA related that “it has taken several steps, including the slaughter and destruction of all cattle and sheep on farms infected by the epidemic as a precautionary measure.”
The press release added that the office also worked on “cleaning and disinfection of farms, strengthening health surveillance in affected and national areas, and vaccinating all cattle around outbreaks of the epidemic,” as well as improving farmers’ compliance with biosecurity measures.
To stop the spread of this epidemic, ONSSA added that they are carefully monitoring the health status of the local herd and implementing relevant health measures, in coordination with local authorities.