• Short Summary

    ALL BEEF EXPORTS FROM BECHUANALAND WERE SUSPENDED THIS WEEK FOLLOWING THE DISCOVERY OF FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE IN THE MAKARIKARI AREA.

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    VACCINE BEING PREPARED AT RAKOPS; CATTLE BEING VACCINATED IN FARM AREAS NEAR RAKOPS.




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    Background: ALL BEEF EXPORTS FROM BECHUANALAND WERE SUSPENDED THIS WEEK FOLLOWING THE DISCOVERY OF FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE IN THE MAKARIKARI AREA.FIVE HUNDRED CATTLE WERE FOUND TO BE INFECTED AGAINST THE DISEASE.THE FULL EXTENT OF THE OUTBREAK IS NOT YET KNOWN.

    A CAMPAIGN TO PREVENT AN OUTBREAK OF THE DISEASE STARTED IN THE BRITISH PROTECTORATE RECENTLY.THIS FOLLOWED THE COUNTRY'S WORST DROUGHT FOR FIFTY YEARS AND THE DEATH OF HUNDREDS TO CATTLE.

    AT RAKOPS - THEIR FIRST BASE - 14 VETERINARY TEAMS VACCINATED NO LESS THAN 80,000 CATTLE.THE TEAMS WERE TO OPERATE FROM THREE BASES ON THIS "SWEEP".THE DEEP FROZEN VACCINE WAS FLOWN IN FROM GABERONES, THE CAPITAL, AND THE OPERATION WAS UNDER THE CONTROL OF BECHUANALAND'S CHIEF VETERINARY OFFICER, MR.JACK FALCONER.

    THE PEOPLE OF BECHUANALAND ARE FACING A GRIM WINTER.THEY NEED MONEY TO BUY THE FOOD WHICH THEY HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO GROW BECAUSE OF DROUGHT.THE CATTLE ARE THEIR ONLY MEANS OF OBTAINING CASH AND IT IS IMPORTANT THE DISEASE DOES NOT SPREAD.

    IN NORMAL YEARS, THE DIET OF THE BECHUANALAND POPULATION AS A WHOLE IS CONSIDERED JUST ADEQUATE BY INTERNATIONAL NUTRITIONAL STANDARDS, EXCEPT FOR A DEFICIENCY OF FRUIT AND VEGETABLES.BUT EVEN IN A NORMAL YEAR, CHILDREN TEND TO SUFFER FROM PROTEIN AND VITAMIN DEFICIENCIES BECAUSE, AS IN OTHER POOR SOCIETIES, ADULT MALES GET MOST OF THE "MAN'S FOOD" - MEAT - WHICH IS AVAILABLE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADS7P1H28HYJWH7U6CX6W2QVL6
    Media URN:
    VLVADS7P1H28HYJWH7U6CX6W2QVL6
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/09/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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