Monday, 16 January 2017

Russia has restored the status of FMD-free country

Russia was restored its status as a country free from foot and mouth disease (FMD) without vaccination, except in the Vladimir region.

The Director General of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), Monique Eloi, informed Russia’s veterinary and phytosanitary service, Rosselkhoznadzor, by letter last week.

In the letter she said they had studied the report from the Russian side to contain FMD in Vladimir region and concluded that they comply with the Veterinary-Sanitary Code relating to the establishment of a disease containment zone in the country.

Russia had requested the evaluation of the establishment of a containment zone following an outbreak on 20 October 2016.

The containment zone is the Vladimirskaya Oblast and will be effective immediately.