Yukon Agricultural Association Blog

Thursday, March 15, 2018

YAA's Response to Discovery of Movi in Alaskan Wild Sheep and Goats

Yukon Agricultural Association has been working hard to ensure that Yukon farmers have current information about testing procedures of domestic flocks as well as containment specifications to prevent contact between wild and domestic sheep and goats. At a recent YAA workshop, sheep and goat farmers were very receptive to a proposed Government of Yukon Animal Health Act regulation that identifies Mycoplasma ovipneumoniae (Movi) as a reportable hazard, and sets out culling and compensation requirements. YAA takes the issue of disease management very seriously and is liaising with government agencies and wild sheep organizations to ensure that all stakeholders are part of a Yukon solution. 

For further information about the discovery of Movi in wild sheep in Alaska, please review the press release from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game that can be found at the following webpage: http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=pressreleases.pr&release=2018_03_13

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