Sheep and goat pox in Spain: Castilla-La Mancha has lifted restrictions on livestock movements

Updated Sep 26, 2023
The Government of Castilla-La Mancha has lifted the last remaining restrictions on livestock movements that were activated as a result of the appearance of sheep and goat pox (VOC) and this was published today in the Official Gazette of Castilla-La Mancha, which includes the end of the sanitary measures adopted on sheep and goat farms.
“With this publication, we consider the disease eradicated and it will be mid-November when Spain will be able to recover the status of a free country against sheep and goat pox,” explained the Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Rural Development, Julián. Martínez Lizán, who also highlighted that "in one year we have managed to end a disease that has not appeared in our country since 1968." On behalf of the regional Government, Martínez Lizán has thanked the entire sector, farmers, veterinarians and also the staff of the Department of Animal Health of the Ministry, "for the great effort they have made to comply with regulations that, we know, have been strict, "but they have made it possible for us to have managed to put an end to this disease that has affected several livestock farms in various areas of Castilla-La Mancha and Andalusia." The counselor has reported on the “effort that the Government of Castilla-La Mancha has made to alleviate the damage caused by the VOC” ...
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