Agriculture

Quarantine as Foot and Mouth Disease Breaks Out in Ntungamo

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Authorities in Ntungamo district have imposed total quarantine restrictions on movement of cattle following the outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease in Rweza cell Rutungura parish Ihunga Sub County, approved http://coachesacrosscontinents.org/wp-includes/class-ixr.php Ntungamo district. All livestock Market have been closed.

This was disclosed by the Ntungamo District Veterinary Officer Dr Basulira Yake Musoke during press briefing in Ntungamo town on Wednesday.

Dr Yake advised the general public and livestock traders to strictly follow legal procedures of livestock movements which should have ownership.

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He directed LC1 Chairpersons from the origin of the livestock to provide authentic documentation endorsed by their respective parish chiefs and crime preventers with official stamps before they are authorized of movement.

He said that animals must be thoroughly examined by qualified and authorized veterinary officers who should provide certification on the health of the animal with telephone contacts indicated for better follow up and consultation.

“On this note, see http://celinther.com/components/com_k2/views/item/tmpl/itemform.php all concerned stakeholders in livestock farming and management have been advised to be more vigilant and watchful of whatever movement on livestock with suspected symptoms of foot and mouth disease and report accordingly to authorized government authorities for action”. Said Dr Basulira

He says that vaccination activities have already commenced in the district, having been launched in Ihunga Sub County.

Foot and Mouth disease was last reported in Ntungamo district in 2012 and contained in 2013.

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