Two Million South Korean Livestock Culled

SOUTH KOREA - The authorities have ordered the culling of some two million livestock to fight foot and mouth disease (FMD).
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South Korea has ordered the culling of close to two million livestock across the country in order to slow the spread of the highly contagious foot and mouth disease (FMD), the government said today (17 January), reports Yonhap.

The farm ministry said it has ordered a little over 1.98 million cattle, pigs, goats and deer destroyed on 4,155 farms since the first FMD case was confirmed on 29 November last year.

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