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Uganda runs out of FMD vaccines as demand rises

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries –MAAIF is unable to carry out the mass vaccination of cattle against Foot and Mouth Disease-FMD due to vaccine shortage. Dozens of districts across the country such as Gomba, Isingiro, Kazo, Kiruhura, Wakiso, Kiboga, Kiryandongo, Koboko, Masindi, …

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Rustlers raid Gen. Gutti’s farm, make off with 40 cows

Napak, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Rustlers have for the third time raided the farm of Gen. Andrew Gutti, the General Court Martial chairman, and made off with 40 cows in Napak district The rustlers stormed the farm in Lorengechora sub-county on Tuesday night, which has left everyone wondering about their courage. …

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Drought kills over 200 cows in Bunyoro

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 200 cows have died in Bunyoro sub-region between April and August this year due to shortage of water and pasture resulting from drought. Livestock farmers in Buliisa, Hoima, Kagadi, Kiryandongo and Kikuube districts have been struggling to look for pasture and water for …

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Pader NUSAF contractor accused of supplying blind cows

Pader, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Three NUSAF III groups of Pukor Sub-County in Pader district have faulted a local contractor for supplying them with blind cows. The NUSAF III groups whose members reportedly receives blind cows are Loyocak Animal Traction, Abung Animal Traction and Gangba Animal Traction all in …

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Over 30 farmers in Bududa in trouble over missing NUSAF cows

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Thirty-seven beneficiaries under the Northern Uganda Social Action Fund (NUSAF) project in Bushiribo Sub County Bududa district have been forced to replace the animals they had sold off. Last year, the beneficiaries disposed of more than 40 heifers they received under NUSAF3. The missing …

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Rift Valley Fever hits Kiruhura District

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is a confirmed outbreak of the Rift Valley Fever in Kiruhura district. The disease, an acute viral hemorrhagic fever that is most commonly seen in domesticated animals, has so far claimed four lives,  according to Kiruhura District Veterinary Officer Dr Grace Asiimwe. Although …

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Over 100 cows in Isingiro go blind

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 100 cows have lost their eye sight in Kakamba sub county in Isingiro district. Benon Mutakirwa Rugaju, the chairperson Kakamba Dairy Cooperative Society which brings together 150 dairy farmers in Kakamba sub county says that their cows are going blind and they …

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Sironko police stuck with 10 stolen cows

Sironko, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Police in Sironko district is stranded with 10 cows that were recovered last week.    The cows that were reportedly stolen were recovered in Bumasobo sub county in Sironko district following a tip off from a whistle blower. According to police, the cows are suspected …

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