The World Organization for Animal Health recognizes Taiwan as a feat pox-free country, it will further improve the domestic sheep industry

Published Dec 22, 2023

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Sheeppox epidemics broke out in China in 1997 and 1999, leading to high mortality rates among young and adult sheep and negatively impacting the local sheep raising industry. Since 1999, there have been no reported cases of sheeppox, and Taiwan has been recognized as a non-epidemic country. The Ministry of Agriculture plans to continue improving the domestic sheep raising industry to strengthen market segmentation and create unique market positioning for domestic mutton and goat milk products.
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Sheeppox epidemics broke out in China in 1997 and 1999. Because sheeppox spread very quickly, the mortality rate of young sheep was as high as 50 to 80%, and the mortality rate of adult sheep was about 5 to 10%, affecting productivity and commodity value. At that time, Impacting the domestic sheep raising industry; at the end of June 1999, the comprehensive implementation of sheeppox vaccine was promoted in conjunction with the culling of sheep farms. Since 101, there have been no reported cases of sheeppox in more than 10 years. my country stopped administering sheeppox vaccine at the beginning of this year (112), and In September, it declared to the World Organization for Animal Health (WOAH) that my country is a non-epidemic area. The Ministry of Agriculture held a press conference today (21st) and pointed out that WOAH had officially recognized Taiwan as a non-epidemic country on December 19 and officially declared that my country has eradicated sheeppox. Sheeppox, Acting ...
Source: Agriharvest
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