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Chief vet to visit Indonesia as FMD, LSD infection widens

Australian Chief Veterinary Officer Dr Mark Schipp and Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer Dr Beth Cookson are visiting Indonesia to meet with senior government officials and discuss animal health and biosecurity cooperation.

Dr Schipp said the recent detection of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in Indonesia, following on from an earlier outbreak of lumpy skin disease (LSD) on the island of Sumatra, highlighted increasing animal disease risks in our region and the importance of biosecurity cooperation to protect Australia.

Mark Schipp

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