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Animal quarantine imposed in Manafwa to curb anthrax

Manafwa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Authorities in Manafwa district have imposed a temporal quarantine following the outbreak of anthrax in Bududa district. On Thursday, Bududa district confirmed the outbreak of the disease after samples from the Uganda Virus Research Institute returned positive. One person has since died and thirteen others …

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Ntungamo cattle farmers want government to ease livestock quarantine

Ntungamo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Cattle farmers in Ntungamo district want the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries to ease the foot and mouth disease quarantine regulations imposed on two sub-counties. The government imposed total livestock quarantine on the sub counties of Rubaare and Ngoma in February, 2022 following …

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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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Cattle traders frustrate efforts against FMD in Teso

Katakwi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The continuous movement of animals across the Teso sub region is frustrating efforts by veterinary officials in the fight against Foot and Mouth Disease-FMD. FMD is currently reported across five districts in Teso sub region, Katakwi being the worst hit with four sub-counties (Kapujan, Getom, …

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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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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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