Kazakhstan, Astana, Dec 30 /Trend K.Konirova/
The Ministry of Agriculture of Kazakhstan will
reimburse at market value the cost of livestock forcibly slaughtered. The value will be taken from the national budget, the press service of the Ministry of Agriculture of Kazakhstan said.
Foot and mouth disease animals had to be destroyed with compensation from the budget according to the recommendations of the OIE and a national law relating to livestock.
'About 871 head of cattle and 1152 head of sheep were slaughtered at the three groups in the Urjar district. Related activities are continuing to focus on infection, buffer zones and on the areas threatened by FMD. All susceptible livestock have been vaccinated', the statement said.
Sick cattle suspected of having FMD were found in Karabut village and in the peasant economy at Algabas in the Sarterek section on December 19, 2011. The same tests detected some in a backyard of the village of Bakhty on December 21, 2011. All infected animals with FMD are quarantined by the decision of local authorities.
Vaccines and disinfectants in sufficient quantities from the national stockpile of veterinary drugs have been delivered to the Urzharsky area of Kazakhstan in order to fight against FMD.