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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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MAAIF lifts livestock quarantine in Nakaseke after two years

Nakaseke, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries-MAAIF has lifted quarantine restrictions on Nakaseke district exciting local leaders and pastoralists. In 2019, the ministry imposed quarantine restrictions on Ngoma, Kinoni sub-counties and Ngoma town council following the outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD). The …

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MAAIF dispatches 500,000 FMD vaccine doses

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries-MAAIF has dispatched half a million doses of Fotivax, a Foot and Mouth Disease vaccine. The doses will be distributed to 52 districts along the cattle corridor including Kiruhura, Lwengo, Kazo, Isingiro and Lyantonde. The Minister of Agriculture, …

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FMD: Kazo leaders, farmers want government to ease livestock quarantine

Kazo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kazo district Foot and Mouth disease taskforce and cattle farmers want the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries to ease the quarantine regulations on sub-counties that are disease free. Government imposed total livestock quarantine in Kazo district in January following the outbreak of the …

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Quarantine imposed in Ntoroko after FMD outbreak

Ntoroko, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ntoroko district has imposed a two-week quarantine following the outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease- FMD.  The most affected areas are Butungama, Bweramule, Rwebisengo, Karugutu and Lake Semuliki. According to the guidelines, the movement of livestock and livestock products into and out of Ntoroko district …

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Ntoroko farmers fear FMD outbreak as Congo herds flock into district

Ntoroko, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Local leaders and farmers in Ntoroko district are living in fear of an outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease following an influx of pastoralists from DR Congo. The pastoralists are running away from instability in Boga. Dr. Bagonza Patrick Businge, the principle production officer Ntoroko …

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Livestock dealers in Ibanda North want quarantine lifted

Ibanda, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Livestock dealers in Ibanda North county are pleading with the government to lift the quarantine against the animal movement in the region. The district has been under restricted livestock movement since the beginning of this month, following an outbreak of the highly contagious Foot and …

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