Indonesia produces an FMD vaccine for cattle

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Indonesia is producing an FMD vaccine for cattle to stem the outbreak spreading in East Java and Aceh provinces. The virus that infected thousands of cattle has been identified as serotype O of IND2001. The strain common in Southeast Asia, said Agriculture Minister Syahrul Yasin Limpo. “The local vaccines are currently in production and should be ready within 20 days,” said Mr Limpo, who added that until then, the government will use imported vaccines on infected livestock.

Managing Editor and Editor of Asian Poultry Magazine, Jakarta, Indonesia. Arief juggles team directorial management regionally while monitoring avian disease with articles such as, ‘Bacterial enteritis could become a bigger problem by 2025’.