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Venezuela vaccinates 95 percent of livestock against foot-and-mouth

16 March 2007

VENEZUELA - Venezuela has vaccinated 95 percent of cattle in the country against foot-and-mouth disease, Agriculture and Land Minister Elias Jaua Milano said Thursday.

Some 4 million vaccinations were administered free of charge, he said, adding that Venezuela plans to set up dozens of animal health laboratories in the nation.

Foot-and-mouth disease affects animals with clove hooves such as cattle, pigs, deer, goats and sheep. The virus can be spread between animals, through the air and on clothing.

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Source: People's Daily Online

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