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South Korea: Maintaining clean Jeju livestock farming without bovine brucella or tuberculosis disease

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Published Feb 23, 2024

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The Jeju Special Self-Governing Province Animal Health Testing Laboratory in South Korea will begin universal screening for bovine brucella and tuberculosis in March. The initiative is designed to prevent business losses for cattle farms and stop the spread of zoonotic diseases. The laboratory will examine over 15,000 cows, focusing on Korean beef and milking cows. The region has been free of bovine brucellosis and tuberculosis since 2003.
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The Jeju Special Self-Governing Province Animal Health Testing Laboratory announced that it will conduct universal screening for bovine brucella and tuberculosis starting in March to prevent business losses for cattle farms and block the introduction of zoonotic diseases. Since being the first local government to declare the area clean for bovine brucellosis and tuberculosis disease in 2003, the Animal Hygiene Testing Laboratory has been promoting special management of cattle raised in the Jeju area every year to ensure that the area remains clean. The Animal Health Testing Laboratory plans to examine 15,060 cows to prevent bovine tuberculosis. In the case of Korean beef, more than 60% of cows over 12 months of age and more than 30% of bovine Brucella are planned to be tested. Milking cows will be examined to prevent disease outbreaks in advance. Kang ...
Source: Agrinet
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