Riyadh - SPA
Environment Ministry bans importing bovine species from Georgia

The Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture imposed a temporary
ban on the importation of Bovine Species animals from the State of
Georgia due to the dermatological dermatitis disease and to reduce the
risk of this disease to livestock and public health in the Kingdom.

The Director General of the Department of Animal Risk Assessment at
the Ministry, Dr. Sanad Al-Harbi, said that the ministry imposed the ban
after considering the warning bulletin issued by the World
Organization for Animal Health (OIE), which reported the incidence of

For his part, Director-General of the Ministry of Public Works
Department Dr. Osama Al-Saleh noted that the ban has been circulated to
quarries for applying all precautionary measures.

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