Spanish version

AGRICULTURE

New controls reduce risk in imported cattle

Officials admit there was a lack of proper controls previously.

Spanish version

Temas:

New controls have been placed on cattle imports. New controls have been placed on cattle imports.
New controls have been placed on cattle imports. LA PRENSA/Roberto Cisneros

A newly-implemented laboratory test has been able to prevent new outbreaks of bovine tuberculosis reported in the country. 

Bredio Velazco, director of Animal Health at the Ministry of Agricultural Development (MIDA), acknowledged that the test, which was mandated in December 2016, has had an impact on identifying animals at risk for the disease. 

Previously, importers only had to provide documentation certifying that it had complied with the requirements established by the country's sanitary regulations. 

This flexibility allowed a shipment of animals infected with bovine tuberculosis from Costa Rica and Guatemala to enter the country in 2013. 

At that time nine infected animals were detected at the Hacienda La Montana dairy farm, in Antón, Coclé. 

"The animals infected with tuberculosis (bovine) from the La Montana farm entered through the normal import route, that is, the quarantine station," said Velazco. 

The new regime, which includes the laboratory test, is expected to address that issue. 

Comentarios

Los comentarios son responsabilidad de cada autor que expresa libremente su opinión y no de Editorial por la Democracia, S.A.

Por si te lo perdiste

Última hora

Pon este widget en tu web

Configura tu widget

Copia el código

Directorio de Comercios

Lo último en La Prensa

Videos Cinco temas claves conversados entre Varela y Pence

Cinco temas claves conversados entre Varela y Pence Cinco temas claves conversados entre Varela y Pence Vídeo
Cinco temas claves conversados entre Varela y Pence

Detalles en la nota Varela pide a Pence fomentar las inversiones estadounidenses en Panamá.

Al menos 13 muertos Hombre que conducía la camioneta del atentado de Barcelona sigue prófugo

Médicos forenses analizan la escena; policías informaron que las estaciones de tren y metro de la zona fueron cerradas. Médicos forenses analizan la escena; policías informaron que las estaciones de tren y metro de la zona fueron cerradas.
Médicos forenses analizan la escena; policías informaron que las estaciones de tren y metro de la zona fueron cerradas. AFP/Josep Lago

El conductor de la camioneta que este jueves 17 de agosto arrolló a la multitud en una turística arteria de Barcelona, matando ...