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Entebbe zoo seeks 15Bn UGX to take care of animals

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The management of Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Center in Entebbe says it needs up to 15 billion shillings to take care of animals and maintain scientists. The center which hosts 291 wild animals of 52 different species has been hit hard by the coronavirus …

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Strays feel the bite as pandemic spreads

Athens, Greece | AFP |  As coronavirus forces billions of people around the world into lockdown, another sizeable population has also been hard hit — stray animals. While pet owners in many countries are still allowed to walk their dogs, thousands of other animals — the exact numbers are unknown — …

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20,000 animals vaccinated against anthrax, black quarter in Arua

Arua, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  More than 20, 000 animals including cattle, goats, sheep and pigs have been vaccinated against Anthrax and Black Quarter in Arua district.  Early last month, Arua district veterinary office received 30,000 doses of Anthrax vaccines from Food and Agricultural Organization-FAO following a three years’ ravaging …

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Libya war leaves thousands homeless in Tripoli

Tripoli, Libya | AFP |  Layla Mohammed barely had time to gather her children’s belongings before fleeing their southern Tripoli home when shelling targeted the Libyan capital’s outskirts earlier this year. For months she moved her family between apartments as soaring rents in the crowded city exhausted her savings, eventually leaving …

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Nakasongola district relaxes quarantine ahead of Xmas

Nakasongola, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  There is a sigh of relief in Nakasongola district following a decision by the authorities to relax the livestock quarantine, which has allowed residents to sell animals and raise money for Christmas. Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries slapped a ban on the movement …

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Floods destroy property in Ntoroko

Ntoroko, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Kanara Town Council in Ntoroko district are counting losses after floods ravaged the area. The floods which started on Saturday following a rainstorm, destroyed homes, schools and killed several animals.  Hannifah Kabahweza, one of the affected residents, says that the floods killed 20 …

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Drug resistance

Does antibiotic use in animals affect human health? Kampala, Uganda | ANA SANDOIU  | Antibiotic resistance is a global public health crisis and the use of antibiotics in animals and its consequences for human health, were recently discussed at the London Microbiome Meeting. According to the Centers for Disease Control …

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Scientists thwart cancer-spreading compound, in mice

Paris, France | AFP | A common amino acid produced in the human body or absorbed from food can be suppressed to stop breast cancer spread in mice, researchers reported Wednesday. They hope the finding may yield a method to prevent cancer cells spreading from their origins in a woman’s …

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Brazil court suspends export of live animals for slaughter

Sao Paulo, Brazil | AFP | A Brazilian judge has suspended export of live animals for slaughter, citing concerns that they are transported in cruel conditions. Exports can only restart when guarantees of adequate treatment are provided, Judge Djalma Moreira Gomes in Sao Paulo wrote in his late Friday decision, published …

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