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UAE- Saudi Arabia bans cow imports from Spain



(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM))

RIYADH, 16th December, 2017 (WAM) -- The Saudi Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture has imposed a temporary ban on importing cows from Spain, following the detection of mad cow disease in some farms in the country.

The Saudi Press Agency reported that in a statement, the Director-General of the Department of Animal Risk Assessment, Dr. Sanad Al-Harbi, disclosed that the ministry imposed the ban after receiving a notification from the World Organisation for Animal Health confirming an emergence of the disease in Spain.

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UAE- Saudi Arabia bans cow imports from Spain

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