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13,000 doses of FMD vaccines lie idle in Nakaseke district

Nakaseke, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 13,000 jabs that were dispatched to Nakaseke district to vaccinate cattle against Foot and Mouth Disease are still lying idle. Early this year, the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, and Fisheries dispatched a total of 20,000 doses of vaccines to Nakaseke district to …

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Ntungamo cattle farmers want government to ease livestock quarantine

Ntungamo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Cattle farmers in Ntungamo district want the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries to ease the foot and mouth disease quarantine regulations imposed on two sub-counties. The government imposed total livestock quarantine on the sub counties of Rubaare and Ngoma in February, 2022 following …

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Nakasongola leaders fear FMD outbreak as animals crowd water sources

Nakasongola, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Local leaders in Nakasongola district are in fear that the movement of animals in search of water could trigger a fresh outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease. Since November 2021, Nakasongola district has been facing drought forcing pastoralists to trek long distances in search of …

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Prolonged quarantine on livestock movement irks Gulu traders

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A section of businessmen and leaders in Gulu district are unhappy with the prolonged quarantine imposed on the movement of cattle. Gulu district was placed under animal quarantine by the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry, and Fisheries in September last year following the outbreak of Foot …

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Ministry of Agriculture lifts livestock quarantine in Katakwi

Katakwi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries-MAAIF has lifted the ban on the sale, consumption, and movement of livestock in Katakwi district. The quarantine was imposed in August 2021 in the sub-counties of Getom, Kapujan, Katakwi, and Okulonyo following the outbreak of Foot and …

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Cattle traders frustrate efforts against FMD in Teso

Katakwi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The continuous movement of animals across the Teso sub region is frustrating efforts by veterinary officials in the fight against Foot and Mouth Disease-FMD. FMD is currently reported across five districts in Teso sub region, Katakwi being the worst hit with four sub-counties (Kapujan, Getom, …

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Six herdsmen arrested for violating livestock quarantine in Gulu

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Six herdsmen accused of violating the livestock quarantine meant to contain the spread of the highly contagious Foot and Mouth Disease-FMD in Gulu district are in police custody. The suspects are Godfrey Kato, Frank Mugabi, Goodluck Tumuhirwe, Abel Tuhabwe, Emmanuel Kalangu and Godfrey Mutebi. David …

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Gulu district seeks additional 6,000 FMD vaccines

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Thousands of cattle in Gulu are battling the Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) as the district awaits the delivery of additional 6,000 doses of vaccines by the Ministry of Agriculture, Animals Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF). The high contagious FMD broke out in the district in …

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