The department of Veterinary Services and wildlife and National Parks drove back over 100 buffaloes back to the delta in an effort to control Foot and Mouth Disesase(FMD) and ensure that there are no new outbreak of FMD in Ngamiland. Dr Obakeng Kemolathe of the Department of Veterinary Services said in an interview that they suspect the animals which were FMD virus carriers crossed the buffalo fence at areas where it had been destroyed by elephants.
He further said the buffaloes were located at Mawana fence line near Shorobe. He explained that the process of driving the animals out involves constructing a boma that was meant to direct animals across the fence into the delta.
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