Japan has temporarily halted beef exports after Foot & Mouth Disease was found in the southern part of the country. According to an article from Feedstuffs, the Japanese government notified the World Organization for Animal Health Tuesday of the suspected cases of FMD.
Japan’s Agriculture Minister Hirotaka Akamatsu has stated that, “The government will take every measure to prevent the disease from spreading further.”
After FMD was verified in three cows, all 16 head on the farm have been destroyed. According to Feedstuffs, the ministry reports that it has started the cleaning and disinfection process and has put quarantine zones in place around the affected farm. This is the first time that Japan has had a case of FMD since 2000.
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Posted by Haylie Shipp