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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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Kiruhura district authorities worried of new FMD wave

Kiruhura, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kiruhura district authorities have raised concern about another wave of Foot and Mouth Disease-FMD because of the farmer’s failure to follow the containment measures put in place to stop the spread of the highly contagious disease. In June this year, the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal …

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Demand for FMD vaccines overwhelm Sembabule veterinary office

Sembabule, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Livestock farmers in Sembabule district are demanding for the increased mass vaccination against Foot and Mouth Disease-FMD. Last week, the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Animal Industry allocated Sembabule a total of 20,000 doses of FMD vaccines to carry out vaccination of animals against the …

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Nwoya district to vaccinate 5,000 cattle against FMD

Nwoya, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Nwoya district veterinary department is undertaking the mass vaccination of cattle against the endemic Foot and Mouth Disease-FMD. The highly infectious cloven-hoofed animal disease broke out in the district in June this year, seven years since the first outbreak was reported there in 2014. The …

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FMD: Farmers in Kiruhura demand vaccination of goats and sheep

Kiruhura, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Farmers in Kiruhura district are demanding the vaccination of goats, sheep and pigs against foot and mouth disease. Last week, the government distributed 500,000 FMD vaccine doses to 52 affected districts across the country. Dr Grace Asiimwe, the Kiruhura District Veterinary officer says the ongoing vaccination …

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FMD vaccination: Gov’t to prioritize districts along Tanzania border

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries is prioritizing vaccination of livestock against Foot and Mouth Disease in all districts along the Uganda-Tanzania border. This follows reports of cross border grazing and illegal cattle trade. The two activities have been cited as the major reasons …

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Foot and Mouth disease hits Nwoya district

Nwoya, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Livestock keepers in Nwoya are counting losses following an outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease-FMD in the district. This is the second outbreak in the district since 2014. The outbreak was detected in June this year and has affected the sub-counties of Anaka, Lungulu, Purongo, …

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