Russia’s state veterinary and sanitary control service, Rosselkhoznadzor, implemented a ban on livestock imports from eight Brazilian states on December 13 because of the spread of foot-and-mouth disease in Brazil, according to the Interfax news agency. The ban applies to the states of Mato Grosso du Sul, Mato Grosso, Goias, Sao Paulo, Minas Gerais, Parana, Santa Catarina and Ro Grande do Sul.