THE WORLD'S watchdog on animal health diseases has called on national governments to respect the International Animal Health Code, in a bid to reduce the spread of Food and Mouth disease and minimise the damage in trade that over-reactions can cause.

The International Office of Epizootics has publicised a list of commodities that could carry the disease and which importing countries would be well advised to ban.

These include livestock exports, as well as semen and embryos of sheep, cattle, horses and pigs, fresh meat and meat ...

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