Let’s fight FMD as a collective

The recently confirmed outbreak of the contagious Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in the North-East border village of Butale should be a great source of concern to the villagers and the country as a whole.

FMD outbreaks have in the past had negative impact on the beef industry in Botswana as they continue to prevent the country from gaining access to the lucrative beef markets such as the European Union (EU) and others.

As a bovine disease, FMD is arguably one of the most problematic livestock diseases to deal with in terms of economic impact, yet it can easily be contained when people cooperate with the authorities.

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