Following Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) outbreak in Kamutur and Aminit sub-counties, over 6,000 cattle so far have been vaccinated against Foot and Mouth Disease in Bukedea.
Dr. Robert Ojara, the Regional Veterinary Inspector Teso and Karamoja says that over 6,000 cattle so far have been vaccinated against Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in Kamutur and Aminit sub-counties.
Dr. Ojara explained that the veterinary team is carrying out the vaccination exercise that kicked off last week in Bukedea.
He advised farmers to take precaution, look out and isolate any animal in the kraal that develops wounds in the mouth and foot as one way to prevent the disease’s rapid spread.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industries and Fisheries (MAAIF) had sent a total of 25,000 vaccine doses to Bukedea district in response to the FMD problem.
Jackson Ojekede, the Chairperson Local Council 3 Kamutur sub-county, told our reporter that, personally he has witnessed the vaccination exercise going on but could not tell the number of animals so far vaccinated being a lay person.