Azerbaijan bans imports of livestock and animal products from Turkey

Baku: Azerbaijan has temporarily banned imports of livestock and animal products from several regions of Turkey in connection with the discovery of foot and mouth disease, the State Veterinary Control Service under the Ministry of Agriculture said on Nov.27.

In connection with foot and mouth disease outbreak, imports of livestock and animal products from the Turkish regions of Van, Iqdir, Sinop, Kars and Corum, as well as from Kastamonu, Cankiri, Kirikkale, Amasiya, Samsun, Ardahan, Agri, Erzurum, located near the risky zone, to Azerbaijan were banned upon the order of Azer Suleymanov, the acting head of the State Veterinary Control Service.

All relevant local bodies were instructed to take necessary measures for the prevention of foot and mouth disease in Azerbaijan. All relevant state agencies were informed about it.

According to the State Veterinary Control Service, the epizootic situation in Azerbaijan in connection with foot and mouth disease and other infectious diseases is stable.

The World Organization for Animal Health says that more outbreaks of foot and mouth disease have been reported in the Turkish regions of Van, Iqdir, Sinop, Kars and Corum.

SOURCE: AZERI-PRESS NEWS AGENCY

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