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    Afrivet tackles Neurocysticercosis (NCC) in the Upper Gxulu Village, Keiskammahoek

    Members of the Afrivet One Health team spent a week in the beautiful Eastern Cape Province, rolling out a pilot vaccination campaign in the rural pig population of Upper Gxulu village. The vaccination project is a world-first in South Africa through Afrivet’s caring for the community that it serves and its focus on One Health. […] More

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    Article supplied: Afrivet It is with some dismay but little surprise that we learn from a media release by the Minister of Agriculture (DALRRD) of another outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), this time near Mtubatuba in KZN. This press release also announces the declaration of a temporary “standstill area” in 2 districts as well as […] More

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    Implement biosecurity measures and stick to the rules to reduce the risk of avian influenza in your flock

    As South Africa officially enters the colder months of the year and temperatures are dropping, naturally everyone is mindful and takes more vitamins in the hope of avoiding the dreaded winter flu.  We now know that this is the same for animals and it is important to understand how to contain and avoid Bird Flu […] More

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    Rift Valley Fever must be stopped now

    The recent warning issued by authorities in Kenia of a possible Rift Valley Fever epidemic has to sound a clarion call for vaccination here in South Africa, says animal health company, Afrivet. According to its CEO, Dr Peter Oberem, 250 sheep died in May of Rift Valley Fever on a farm in Jacobsdal in the […] More

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    Afrivet contributes to Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation livestock strategy for Africa

    From 23 to 25 April, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation hosted the BMGF Convening on Livestock in Dubai. The delegates included Dr Peter Oberem, CEO of South Africa’s largest locally owned animal health company, Afrivet. He was one of only two South Africans invited to attend, and the only one representing an animal health […] More