Feedlot closed

2011-03-24 00:00

A FEEDLOT in Gauteng has been placed under quarantine in a measure designed to prevent possible spread of foot-and-mouth disease after cattle transported from Vryheid arrived there, said the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries yesterday.

Vryheid falls in the protected area that was declared yesterday after foot-and-mouth appeared in the north of KZN earlier this month.

The possibility exists that the Vryheid cattle had contact with two bovines that may have contracted foot-and-mouth. Movement of animals from the protected area is allowed, but with increased observation and more tests.

The name of the feedlot, which is testing the cattle, was not made public.

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