February 7, 2020


Colombia to double meat exports after OIE clears country on foot and mouth disease


Colombia President Ivan Duque said the country aims to double its meat exports after the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) re-declared Colombia free of foot and mouth disease, reported Reuters.


The OIE suspended Colombia's foot and mouth-free status in August 2018.


Duque said Colombia is ready to open its market for Colombian meat and is eager to double meat exports in the coming years.


Foot and mouth disease is highly contagious and affects livestock such as cattle, sheep and swine. The OIE currently labels Colombia as a country that practises foot and mouth disease vaccination.


-      Reuters

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