Thailand to restrict cattle, buffalo movements amid animal skin disease outbreak

Thailand to restrict cattle, buffalo movements amid animal skin disease outbreak

BANGKOK– Thailand has actually purchased rigorous controls on the motion of livestock and buffaloes after a break out of an infection that triggers swellings to form on the animals’ skin and can minimize milk production, a federal government authorities stated on Sunday.

The rarely-fatal illness, which does not impact individuals and is believed to be spread out by flies or mosquitoes, is brand-new in Thailand and has actually currently contaminated more than 6,700 cows and buffaloes in 35 provinces throughout the nation, according to federal government deputy spokesperson Traisulee Traisaranakul.

“The prime minister is concerned about the smuggling of cattle and buffaloes from neighbouring countries, which is an important factor in the spread of the disease, as well as unsanctioned domestic movement,” Traisulee stated.

She stated animals need to just be moved when it is essential under the standards of the department of animals advancement.

According to main animals registration information, there are 6.2 million beef livestock, 707,000 dairy livestock and 1.2 millions buffaloes around Thailand.

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Thailand to restrict cattle, buffalo movements amid animal skin disease outbreak