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Mexico declares Sonora free of bovine, caprine and ovine brucellosis

Improving the sanitary status favors the trade of cattle, goats and sheep and the products and by-products of these species in Sonora, where livestock has a value of more than five billion pesos.

Posted on Nov 26 ,00:10

Mexico declares Sonora free of bovine, caprine and ovine brucellosis

With the new recognition, the entity's livestock activity becomes more competitive and profitable, since it favors the trade of cattle, goats and sheep and that of products and by-products of these species.

The Mexican Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development declared Sonora as a Zone Free of bovine, caprine and ovine brucellosis, caused by Brucella species of the genus B abortus and B melitensis, which has a positive impact on state livestock, whose production value exceeds the five billion pesos.

The federal agency published in the Official Gazette of the Federation (DOF) the Agreement that endorses and strengthens the zoosanitary status of the entity, which since 2016 has been free of brucellosis in cattle.

He pointed out that through representative epidemiological sampling of cattle populations, technicians from the National Agri-Food Health, Safety and Quality Service (Senasica) confirmed that during the last 36 months the entity has been free of Brucella of the genus B abortus and B melitensis.

With the new recognition, the entity's livestock activity becomes more competitive and profitable, since it favors the trade of cattle, goats and sheep and that of products and by-products of these species.

This achievement is the product of coordinated work between the federal government, the state authority and the ranchers of Sonora, who develop and execute health actions for the diagnosis, control, eradication and epidemiological surveillance of the disease.

In order for Sonora to remain free of these Brucella species, the Agreement establishes that producers must maintain sanitary measures of diagnosis, prevention, epidemiological surveillance, control of the mobilization, transportation, transit, marketing and traceability of animals, regulations contained in the Official Mexican Standard NOM-041-ZOO-1995, National Campaign against Brucellosis in Animals.

The presence of brucellosis in livestock causes significant economic losses for the livestock sector, since it generates abortions and is a zoonosis of relevance to public health if unprocessed dairy products are consumed, noted the federal agency.

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