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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

I am going to be needing to transport a horse from Kirkwood outside Uitenhage to Cape Town soon. Is there any indication how long the ban on movement will last for? I read that you said mid-April is usually the first frost?

Asked: 11/4/2008, 11:51 by Katrina Samuel.
Answered: 19/4/2008, 21:10 by James Urry.

Thank you for your responsible approach to movement into South Africa's

Export Zone in the Western Cape at this critical time.

Given the extent of the current and ongoing outbreak in Eastern Cape, it is

not possible to accurately predict when the local State Vet will accommodate

your request.

Alternatively, the following option is available:

Healthy, correctly vaccinated horses (with health certificate from Private

veterinarian) may be moved under cover of a normal movement permit issued by

the State Veterinarian in the province of origin to the quarantine facility

in Beaufort West for a compulsory 3 week quarantine period. Dr Jaco Pienaar

(Tel: 023 414 2154) State Vet Beaufort West should be contacted to arrange

the necessary quarantine.

For all general enquiries please contact:

Dr Gary Buhrmann

Chief State Veterinarian, Boland

021 808 5026


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