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Ntungamo district partially lifts livestock quarantine

Ntungamo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |¬†Ntungamo district has partially lifted the Foot and Mouth disease quarantine in Kajara and Ruhaama counties almost six months after it was announced to contain the outbreak. The government imposed total livestock quarantine on the sub counties of Rubaare and Ngoma in February following the …

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Gulu scientists use waterbuck stench to repel tsetse flies

Gulu, Uganda |¬†THE INDEPENDENT |¬†An innovation by scientists from Gulu University could help save livestock farmers in Northern Uganda from the risks of losing their animals to Nagana, a livestock disease spread by infected tsetse flies. The scientists led by Prof. Richard Echodu, the Director of Gulu University Multifunctional Research …

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Famine threatens drought-devastated parts of Horn of Africa: UN

United Nations | Xinhua |¬†Suffering a devastating drought that kills millions of livestock in the Horn of Africa, the threat of starvation looms in parts of the region, UN humanitarians said on Tuesday. “Meteorological and humanitarian agencies are warning of the threat of starvation following four consecutive failed rainy seasons …

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Kaabong district officials demand compensation for stolen livestock

Kaabong, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |¬†Kaabong district officials want the government to compensate 55,000 heads of¬†cattle lost to rustling between 2019 and 2022. Jino Meri, the LCV chairperson says that many residents have lost their lives and animals to rustlers, which has affected the community economically and socially. According to …

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Thieves terrorize livestock, poultry farmers in Gulu city

Kampala, Uganda |¬†THE INDEPENDENT |¬†Thieves have stolen and killed hundreds of livestock and poultry in Gulu city leaving farmers in losses. The thieves have stolen and killed 100 goats, four cattle, and 164 poultry in the areas of Ajuku, Ogony East, Ogony West and Ogony A cell, Kweyo all in …

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Livestock farmers in Tooro puzzled by drug resistant ticks

Kabarole, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |¬†The National Drugs Authority-NDA has embarked on training extension workers and livestock farmers in the Rwenzori region on rational use of drugs following farmers’ complaints about drug resistance. The training comes at a time when livestock farmers in Kabarole district are troubled by the continued …

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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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