Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has demanded more vaccines for cattle be provided to prevent disease.
A milch cow farm in Lam Dong province
The PM ordered the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to freely provide almost 2m doses of vaccine against cattle diseases. These vaccines come from the national reserve.
An outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease was discovered in the northern province of Thai Binh last month, making it the sixth province struck by the disease so far, the Department of Animal Health has reported.
Until the outbreak in Thai Binh, the five provinces of Nghe An, Yen Bai, Thanh Hoa, Ha Tinh and Ninh Binh had the disease.
Foot-and-mouth has been found in 252 cattle over the last four months in these provinces, said the department.