Foot and mouth disease attack hogs in South Korea and cattle in Namibia
A new case of foot and mouth disease was confirmed in a hog farm in South Korea, as informed by the country’s Ministry of Agriculture. The case occurred in a farm in Jincheon County, 80km from the capital, Seoul.
According to the spokesman of the Ministry, there are 15,844 hogs in the infected farm. About 30 hogs presented signs of foot and mouth disease, and now these animals will be sacrificed. The other animals on the farm will remain in quarantine.
This is the first case in South Korea since July of this year. Before July, the foot and mouth disease had not appeared in the country for three years.
However, the case in Korea is not the only one disclosed this week. The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) also reported the discovery of foot and mouth disease in cattle herd in Namibia. Nine cows presented injuries on the feet and mouth, suggesting the disease and leaving 461 cows of the herd susceptible to it.
Information provided by PorkWorld / BeefWorld with data from international agencies