It is currently the number one disease that farmers should be concerned about. It can destroy our livestock sector if it,s not brought under control.
Germs occur in milk and are also retained in the afterbirth. Animals may eat the afterbirth and contract brucellosis in this way. Humans can contract the disease by coming into contact with the afterbirth. Butchers who do not wear special protective clothing are at risk of becoming infected, should tiny drops of infected material get in their eyes or through microscopic cuts in the skin.
Animals must be vaccinated at the correct time against brucellosis, and a vet should be consulted in this regard. When brucellosis occurs in a herd, infected animals must be quarantined and cannot be sold. Although ultra-heat treatment (UHT) and pasteurisation kills the germ in milk.
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