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Gulf country lifts ban imposed on import of livestock

Riyadh: The Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture (MEWA) in Saudi Arabia lifted a temporary ban on importing livestock from Turkey.  The ban was lifted on livestock imports for the purpose of slaughter and breeding.

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The authority imposed the ban in March this year due to foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) was detected in cattle, sheep and goats in Turkey.  Authorities in Turkey then isolated about 215 villages in the northwest of the country due to the FMD.


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