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Re: Scabby mouth vaccine used already on sheep destined for Saudi.
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2013, 08:18:48 PM »
Good ole Australia considering sending live animals to one of the cruelest nations in the world. ESCAS means nothing to those who simply do not care about animals, so regardless unless AU fully enforces ESCAS in overseas destinations it will mean nothing.


Perhaps the industry is trying to convince the world that scabby mouth is a non - issue. That way they dont have to pay for the sheep to be vaccinated which cuts costs.

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Scabby mouth vaccine used already on sheep destined for Saudi.
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2012, 10:12:30 PM »
Egypt could become a live sheep market

Egypt has asked an Australian delegation to start supplying it with live sheep.

The request came during a Sheep Meats Council visit to the Middle East markets, which also took in Jordan, Kuwait and Qatar.

Kuwait continues to be Australia's biggest market for the live trade, with 900,000 sheep being sold there this year.

But president of the Sheep Meats Council, Ian McColl says Egypt hasn't taken any sheep yet.

"Egypt has suggested they'd like to look at importing Australian sheep and we said we'll work with the (Australian) Government and work on protocols," he said.

"It's probably realistically going to take 6 to 12 months to look at protocols in place, so we can look at what we can do with Egypt."

The delegation didn't visit Bahrain, as the Australian Department of Agriculture is still investigating Bahrain's rejection of sheep for scabby mouth in September.

Scabby mouth is not a reportable disease to the the OIE and Mr McColl says a vaccine is risky because it's a live strain and is not favoured by the sheep industry.]

http://www.abc.net.au/rural/news/content/201212/s3647828.htm
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