Council received information from the World Veterinary Association (WVA) for distribution to our members.
Dr Clive Marwick, President SAVC
“Dear WVA members,
On behalf of the World Health Organisation (WHO) please click on the LINK to the 28th WHO Global Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance newsletter.
This newsletter will provide you with an update on ongoing work on AMR. It will also give you feedback on any significant meetings or events recently held and inform you about others upcoming events on AMR.
Please feel free to disseminate this newsletter to your members and colleagues.
Dr. Zeev Noga
Veterinary Policy Officer”
Laboratories that may perform Brucella diagnostics
Please find below the updated report of the Laboratories that can do Brucellosis testing.
Click on approved laboratories for a list of laboratories and tests that the laboratories may do for controlled and notifiable disease. Scroll down to find the list of tests that were approved. Please note that the BSL3 facilities will only have a certificate and no list of tests.
The status of Brucellosis testing in Veterinary Laboratories:
Allerton Provincial Veterinary Laboratory – The laboratory may do isolation and identification of Brucella species, RBT, CFT and MRT. In the process of SANAS accreditation Bloemfontein laboratory – The laboratory may do RBT and CFT and is in the process of SANAS accreditation Mpumalanga Provincial Veterinary Laboratory (Ermelo) – the laboratory may do Brucella culturing, MRT, RBT and CFT and is in the process of SANAS accreditation.
Northern Cape Provincial Laboratory – The laboratory may do RBT and is in the process of SANAS accreditation.
Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute (bacteriology lab) – the laboratory may do isolation and identification of Brucella species, MRT, RBT, CFT
Potchefstroom Provincial Veterinary Laboratory – the laboratory may do RBT, CFT and isolation of Brucella Stellenbosch Provincial Laboratory: – the laboratory may do Brucella species isolation and identification, MRT, RBT, CFT University of Pretoria (Milk ring laboratory ) – the laboratory may do MRT.
Vetdiagnostix (Pietermaritzburg) – Specimen evaluation for Brucella species
WORLD VETERINARY DAY:
World Veterinarian Day was created in 2 000 by the World Veterinary Association to highlight and promote the work performed by veterinarians around the globe.
RuVASA members have a story to tell the public of South Africa on what they contribute towards:
One Health (combatting zoonosis, training, farmer’s days etc.)
Community service (that what you do for “free”)
Please send me “your short story” as soon as possible.
We need information as well about community involvement (that what you just give out of your heart) to many that cannot afford services. Scan in photos, a few sentences will do. We need stories of past, present and future. Let me know what the year of compulsory community service meant to you! Just a suggestion organize a visit (arrange with headmaster) to the local school to inform the children about rabies, brucellosis, deworming of their dogs, antibiotic resistance etc.
Brucellosis Threat: An infectious disease caused by the Brucella bacterium is out of control in South African beef herds. It is also threatening our dairy herds and wreaks long-term health havoc in the lives of people who contract it. The effects of Brucellosis have almost crippled many farmers barely managing to keep afloat in the face of nationwide drought. Carte Blanche asks: why isn’t the state-owned laboratory producing enough vaccine against this infection? LINK: http://carteblanche.dstv.com/player/1108464/
BULL CERTIFICATE SYSTEM:
For instructions on how the system, works download the PDF bull certificate system Or if you want to order a hard copy of the bull certificate books, please complete this form