Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry has lifted the movement restrictions of livestock at the Ivilivinzi and Masikili villages in the Kabbe Constituency, Zambezi Region, where Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) outbreak had been reported last year.
The two areas were quarantined, when the disease was detected, after being declared protection zones. The restriction was not only of livestock movement but also of other infectious materials within and from the region to other regions. All the cattle in Zambezi Region were protected by vaccination against FMD.
Public awareness campaigns were carried out in the affected areas and the rest of the region during the period under review.
The last clinical case was observed on 17 August 2013 and signalled the end to the restrictions. This means livestock may now move within Zambezi Region. However, they may only do so under the cover of an official veterinary movement permit, which has been issued by the Directorate of Veterinary Services (DVS).