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Cattle Health Check to be Stepped Up

10 January 2013

Myanmar - Veterinarians will routinely inspect cattle on ranches across Burma in response to a foot and mouth outbreak in summer 2012.

Veterinarians will routinely inspect cattle on ranches across Burma to ensure meat is disease free and meets exports standards, according to Mizzima.

After foot and mouth disease was detected in July in beef that was exported to China significant policy renewal has taken place.

Dr Aung Gyi, Deputy Director of the livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department, insisted that cattle breeding must now be systematic and cattle health be regularly checked.

He said that his team will determine whether correct feeding procedures have been adhered to, and authorize export of the beef or the cattle.

Under the new check and vaccination regime only beef and cattle from disease-free regions will be exported.

Draught cattle are not allowed to be exported from Myanmar but live cattle have been permitted for export to Malaysia for the past three eyars from Kyaukphyu Port. Frozen beef has been transported to China and the Middle East since 2008. Cattle was exported to Malaysia until 2011.

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