Philippines nears importation of Argentina cattle

20.12.2017

The Philippine government has laid out plans for cattle imports from Argentina and other Latin American countries. This follows guidelines set by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) that will allow the country to import the breeding materials. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said OIE has a set of protocols which would allow the Philippines to bring in cattle from Brazil and Argentina without compromising its foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) free without vaccination status.

Even with the guidelines set by OIE, the agri chief has directed the Bureau of Animal Industry that additional safeguards would still be implemented to ensure that the imported cattle remain confined on at least two islands in the country.


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