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Singapore certified free of two contagious animal diseases

Published on Jun 25, 2014 12:45 PM

SINGAPORE - Singapore has been certified free of two highly contagious animal diseases that can affect cattle, sheep and goats.

The World Organisation for Animal Health has cleared the Republic of contagious bovine pleuropneumonia and peste des petits ruminants.

It had previously declared the city state free of other animal diseases such as rabies, foot and mouth disease and African horse sickness, Minister for National Development Khaw Boon Wan said in a blog post on Wednesday.

"Although Singapore does not have a large livestock industry, we have a significant transhipment and re-export market and being free from such animal diseases is a big plus," he wrote.

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