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Swine fever hits Kasese

By Vision Reporter

Added 30th June 2004 03:00 AM

A QUARANTINE has been imposed on pigs in Kasese district following an outbreak of swine fever that has killed scores of pigs in the area.

A QUARANTINE has been imposed on pigs in Kasese district following an outbreak of swine fever that has killed scores of pigs in the area.

By John Thawite

A QUARANTINE has been imposed on pigs in Kasese district following an outbreak of swine fever that has killed scores of pigs in the area.

Over 100 pigs have recently died of the disease in Muhokya sub-county in Busongora South constituency.

The District Veterinary Officer, Dr Jerome Tumushabe, said this in a press statement over the weekend.

Announcing the quarantine, Tumushabe prohibited the movement of pigs and their by-products into or out of the district.
He warned pig farmers against killing the animals as a way of getting rid of the disease.

Meanwhile, the district Council select committee on administration, mobilisation and security has called for an urgent investigation into allegations that some of the heifer restocking project beneficiaries were eating the heifers instead of passing the calves over to other people.

At a meeting attended by the chief administrative officer, Giles Kahika, at the Teachers Resource Centre recently, the committee, chaired by Apophia Katusabe, wanted to know the impact of the restocking exercise on poverty alleviation in the district.

Swine fever hits Kasese

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