WINDHOEK: National Director of Veterinary Services in Namibia, Albertina Shilumbo on Thursday defended the harmonisation of prevention programmes to fight fever and contagious peripneumonia of bovines on the border between Angola and Namibia.
Shilumbu was speaking during the official opening of a meeting between veterinarians of Angola and Namibia on Thursday in Ondjiva, Angola.
According to the Angola Press Agency (Angop) website on Friday, the veterinarians of the two countries met to coordinate prophylactic programmes for bovine fever and contagious peripneumnia.
Bovines are animals of the cattle group, which also includes buffaloes and bisons.
She was quoted as saying that Namibia has been working with Angolan veterinarian staff, considered as the greatest partners for the eradication of bovine illnesses and foot and mouth disease in the north of Namibia, with the highlight being the Cunene province in south Angola.
“The participation of Angola is very important for the development of this project, and is the reason why the harmonisation of these programmes are necessary due to cross-border illnesses that hit cattle and hinder the development of the sector of both countries,” she said.