Circular of the Task Force for the Mitigation of Foot-and-Mouth Disease No. 2 of 2022 on Health Protocols for the Handling of Foot-and-Mouth Disease
Enforcement Date: 1 July 2022
- Any animals that are considered vulnerable to foot-and-mouth disease [penyakit mulut dan kuku – “PMK”] (“Vulnerable Animals”) may be subject to periodic PMK virus detection measures in accordance with their levels of infection risk and in line with the following provisions: 1) Vulnerable Animals in regencies/cities that fall into the green-zone category may be subject to PMK virus detection measures that involve Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction (“RT–PCR”) and ELISA nonstructural protein antibodies (“ELISA-NSP”)testing; or 2) Vulnerable Animals in regencies/cities that fall into the yellow-zone or red-zone categories may be subject to PMK virus detection measures that involve rapid antigen tests, RT-PCR and ELISA-NSP testing.
- If any of the above tests produce positive results, then the following consequences will apply to Vulnerable Animals: 1) Green zone: must be exterminated and disinfected (both prior to and after extermination); 2) Yellow zone: must be conditionally slaughtered (pemotongan) through mandatory withering (pelayuan) and also disinfected (both prior to and after extermination); and 3) Red zone: conditional slaughter or isolation will be recommended, dependent on the relevant health status, as determined by a qualified vet.
- Various biosecurity measures should be implemented by the following parties: 1) All farmers, owners or organizers of ex-situ conservation areas; 2) Managers (pengelola) of Vulnerable Animal slaughterhouses (i.e. slaughter and milking areas); 3) Relevant officers and farmers (in order to mitigate the transmission of PMK through human contact).
- More information on this regulation is provided in Hukumonline’s publication titled “PMK Health Protocols for Vulnerable Animals Introduced Natural Resource” as accessible to Hukumonline’s subscribers. For more details on the subscription, please contact Hukumonline’s team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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