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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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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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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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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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Uganda’s tick vaccine in final development stage

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A vaccine against the tick-borne diseases developed by Ugandan scientists is due to be commercially usable by the end of this year. The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, MAAIF, Frank Kagyigyi Tumwebaze says the program is going on as scheduled and the vaccine …

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Drug resistant ticks puzzle farmers in Ankole

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Farmers in the Ankole are concerned about drug-resistant ticks which have affected their livestock. The blacklegged “Deer” Tick and Brown Dog Ticks remain a huge challenge for farmers in Kiruhura, Isingiro and Mbarara districts. The ticks cause diseases like East Coast fever and Boophilus decoloratus …

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Night movement of livestock banned in Agago

Agago, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Authorities in Agago district have imposed a ban on night movements with livestock following rampant theft. Leonard Opiyo Ojok, the Agago LC V chairperson says that the decision was reached jointly last week by members of the security and local leaders in the district. The decision …

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