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Movement Ban on Livestock Farms Lifted over No Additional Foot-and-mouth Outbreaks

Movement Ban on Livestock Farms Lifted over No Additional Foot-and-mouth Outbreaks

SEJONG, May 1 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s agriculture ministry said Tuesday that it has lifted a movement ban on local livestock farms as no additional cases of foot-and-mouth (FMD) disease have been reported in over a month. Last month, the ministry also released a standstill order on poultry farms in 20 regions as there [...]

S. Korea Creates Nitrogen Foam for Humane Animal Slaughter

S. Korea Creates Nitrogen Foam for Humane Animal Slaughter

SEJONG, Feb. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — To better abide by international guidelines regarding the slaughter of animals, South Korea’s Rural Development Administration (RDA) announced February 5 that it had produced and tested equipment that creates nitrogen foam. According to the RDA, the World Organization for Animal Health advises the use of nitrogen gas when slaughtering [...]

S. Korean Government to Develop Bird Flu Emergency Response System

S. Korean Government to Develop Bird Flu Emergency Response System

SEOUL, Dec. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean health authorities have set out plans for a bird flu emergency response system that will include an antigen bank and emergency vaccine supplies. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs announced the plans on Thursday, after a safety investigation task force launched by the Animal and [...]