Saudia-Online the Net Gate to Saudi Arabia Market
Saudi Arabia Business News
Business Opportunities
Business Guide
Companies Directory
Corporate Websites
Currency Exchange
Saudi Arabia Events
Local News
Saudi Stocks
Monthly Economic Reports
Saudi Arabia Travel
Saudi Arabia Weather
Submit Press Release
Read Press Releases

Free Websites
 for Saudi
companies and Establishment
for Foreign companies 
interested in exporting
to Saudi Arabia

Community Sign Up

Message Boards
Should women be in the army?

About Saudi Arabia
About us

Arabic cuisine
Arabic newspapers

Arabic radio and TV

Free downloads

Saudi Arabia ISP's

Science and Technology

Send us feedback


Traveling to Saudi Arabia

Phone Free

Top Saudi Arabia Business News& Press Comments


10 FMD cases reported in Kingdom
Riyadh,Dammam,19th March 2001

Agriculture and Water Minister Abdullah Muammar announced yesterday that 10 cases of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) have been reported in Riyadh, Madinah and the Eastern Province. He said eight cows and calves have been slaughtered and their owners will be compensated.

Interior Minister Prince Naif, meanwhile, allayed public fears about the disease, saying it does not affect humans. “But we have to protect our animals,” he said, adding that FMD cases have now been found in several countries.

He said the ministerial committee under his chairmanship will do the needful to contain the disease.

Muammar urged farmers and cattle owners to be more vigilant about FMD — a highly contagious viral disease — and report suspected cases to the government agencies as soon as possible. “There is no need for alarm as government agencies in cooperation with cattle owners have taken all necessary measures to prevent the disease,” he said.

According to farm workers in the Eastern Province, several FMD cases have been discovered at a farm in Sihat, near Dammam. They said several head of cattle had died at the farmhouse in the past 24 hours and the carcasses of the dead animals had been disposed off.

At the same farmhouse the disease has infected a number of calves and cows. The owner of the farm, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said he was doing his best to prevent the disease from spreading. The Department of Agriculture has taken necessary measures to contain the disease in the province and has distributed vaccines to farm owners. They have also taken steps to quarantine infected cattle.

“Livestock at all farmhouses in the Kingdom will be vaccinated against the disease regularly under the technical supervision of the ministry,” Muammar said. He said his ministry was now conducting a countrywide survey to find out if there were new FMD cases and take appropriate action.

But farm owners are worried they will suffer huge losses due to the epidemic. Eastern Province is one of the agricultural centers of the Kingdom. In areas like Qatif, Sihat, Tarout and Ahsa, the prime occupation is agriculture and farming.

Source: Arab News

Send Page To a Friend  

Starting Business with Saudi Arabia Use the Saudi Business Guide

Join the mailing list
Your Email Address:

Archives Section

Back to Business News


Free services in Saudia-Online
Free services

Free Websites for 
Saudi Arabia

Free services

Free Websites for Saudi companies and Establishment

Free services

Free Websites for
Saudi Arabia Travel
Agencies and Companies

Free services

Free Domain

Free services

List your Saudi
Arabia Company in
our Directory

Free services

Subscribe to our

Free services Jobs......
Post a job!

Job Openings

Free services

Advertise Free
Classifieds section. 

Free services

Gift Reminder

Free services


Get Stock Quote: Enter Symbol(s)

Symbol Lookup
My Portfolio
Our Privacy Vow 


Make Saudia-Online My Start Page  -  Bookmark Saudia-Online
Contact Us -  Advertising Info -  About Us -  Terms Of Service -  Add My Site -  Privacy Policy 

© 1999-2000 by Horizon for Commercial Development Co., Ltd, All rights reserved.
  Saudia-Online,Malls2Save,JeddahMalls,RiyadhMalls,RiyadhShops,SaudiMade,Travel2Saudi and HDC are  trademarks of Horizon for Commercial Development Co. Ltd.  P.O. Box 14657, Jeddah 21434, Saudi Arabia
 Telephone 00966-2-6693585, Fax 00966-2-6693472

19 March 2001 04:50:06 PM

Click Here!