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Colombians Extend FMD, Brucellosis Vaccination

25 June 2014

COLOMBIA – An extension has been granted for vaccination periods for foot and mouth disease and brucellosis in five rural departments of Colombia.

The Colombian Agricultural Institute decided to postpone the vaccination dates after farming bodies made requests for extra time after extreme weather lead to poor condition of cattle.

Sucre had its date moved back to 23 June, along with Caimito, Guaranda, La Union, Majagual, San Benito Abad and San Marcos.

Arauca and Tame have been granted until 27 June.

This followed pressure from the National Federation of Ranchers and is part of a national disease eradication programme hoped to develop Colombia’s agricultural exports.

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