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Beef prices soar in Kyenjojo over foot and mouth disease

Kyenjojo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Beef prices have gone up in Kyenjojo district because of the measures put in place to stop the spread of Foot and Mouth disease.     On Friday, the Kyenjojo District Veterinary Officer, Dr. Godfrey Kahuta, restricted livestock movement into the district to prevent the spread …

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Kamwenge authorities close butcheries over foot and mouth disease

Kamwenge, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Authorities in Kamwenge District have closed butcheries and stopped movement of livestock in an attempt to prevent the spread of the Foot and Mouth Disease from neighbouring districts. According to the Kamwenge District Veterinary Officer Dr Paul Mbago, they have taken the decision after learning …

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FMD resurgence leaves Lyantonde meat consumers and dealers stranded

Lyantonde, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lyantonde district has suspended the sale of meat following the resurgence of Foot and Mouth Disease- FMD. This comes two weeks after FMD was confirmed in Lyantonde and several other districts across the country. The others are Ssembabule, Kalungu, Rakai, Kampala, Gomba, Wakiso, Kiboga, Kiruhura, …

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Gov’t quarantines five districts over foot and mouth disease

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has imposed a quarantine on five districts in southwestern Uganda following the new outbreak of the foot and mouth disease. The affected districts are Gomba, Isingiro, Kazo, Kiruhura and Sembabule where the disease has been detected in many herds. Movement on livestock and livestock …

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Ministry of Agriculture lifts livestock quarantine in Sembabule

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries has lifted the ban on the sale of animals and their products in the district. In 2019, the Agricultural, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries Ministry imposed a ban on the sale livestock to contain the highly contagious …

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Agriculture Ministry to rollout nationwide vaccination against FMD

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Agriculture has started a nationwide vaccination of cattle affected by the Foot and Mouth Disease [FMD]. Addressing the press at Uganda Media Centre in Kampala, State Minister for Animal Industry Bright Rwamirama said that the government is going to spend 14 billion …

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Foot and Mouth disease breaks out in Busia

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is a reported outbreak of the Foot and Mouth disease in Buteba sub county in Busia district. The disease has so far affected more than 25 animals in 6 homesteads in Alupe village in Buteba sub-county. Dr. Patrick Barasa, the Busia District Veterinary …

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