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Uganda to manufacture anti-tick vaccines

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The foot and mouth disease that has for long been a menace to farmers could soon be history as Uganda gets closer to producing its own vaccine. The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries through the National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) is in advanced stages …

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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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Breakthrough as NARO develops anti-tick vaccine

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Scientists at the National Agriculture Research Organization-NARO have made a breakthrough in developing an anti-tick vaccine which is expected to give a long-lasting solution to the tick problem affecting farmers. According to NARO’s Director-General Dr Ambrose Agona, the new vaccine has been developed by a …

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THIS WEEK: Museveni assures cattle keepers on ticks

THIS WEEK: Museveni assures cattle keepers on ticks Kampala,Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has calmed the anxieties of cattle keepers and encouraged them not to lose hope about the challenge of treating drug resistant ticks that have continuously posed a threat to their livestock in the country. Museveni …

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Govt monitoring reported Bird Flu cases in east, western Uganda

Bird flu cases reported in Budaka, Kisoro districts Two more districts Budaka and Kisoro are under surveillance following reports of suspected cases of avian influenza. Scientists in the ministry of agriculture revealed that laboratory tests confirmed the presence of avian influenza -commonly known as bird flu- in samples sent from …

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