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Gov’t bans movement of livestock in Amuru district

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has banned the movement of livestock in Amuru district. The Minister of State for Animal Industry, Lt. Col. Bright Rwamirama says that the directive follows complaints of illegal entry of livestock and invasion of the non-native herdsmen commonly known as balalo in the …

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Butambala bans transportation of livestock at night

Butambala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Butambala district has banned the transportation of meat and animals at night in a bid to curb the rampant theft of livestock. Fred Paks Kalema, the Butambala Resident District Commissioner says that they have received numerous complaints from farmers regarding the theft of livestock and …

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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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