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Most vaccines to protect South African livestock from disease are produced at a state-owned enterprise, Onderstepoort Biological Products (OBP). Industry sources and leading vets say there is a critical shortage of many of these vaccines and point to governance issues at OBP. The OBP board says it inherited a mess, but has a plan to upgrade production facilities that it says were not properly maintained in the past.

Alarm sounded on shortage of livestock vaccines in Sout… (