Minister: No evidence locally of BSE in Morocco

Published May 2nd, 2001 - 02:00 GMT

Morocco’s agriculture minister, Ismail Alaoui, has told the national parliament in Rabat that, to date, there has been no evidence of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), or Mad Cows’ Disease, in the country’s farming sector, reported the Pan-African news agency. 

 

Alaoui attributed the absence of the disease to the non-use of meat and bone meal in cattle feed in the country. Furthermore, he said, 60 percent of cattle in the country had been vaccinated against BSE. 

 

On March 15, the Moroccan government banned the import of livestock and meat products from countries affected by the foot-and-mouth disease. — (Albawaba-MEBG)

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