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Mbarara bans cattle markets over foot-and-mouth disease

By Vision Reporter

Added 16th February 2015 10:48 AM

Authorities in Mbarara district have suspended operations of livestock markets in the district following an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease.

Mbarara bans cattle markets over foot-and-mouth disease

Authorities in Mbarara district have suspended operations of livestock markets in the district following an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease.


By Abdulkarim Ssengendo


Authorities in Mbarara district have suspended operations of livestock markets in the district following an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease.


The disease is reported to have spread from the neighbouring Kiruhura district.

Markets where livestock sale has been suspended include Kenshama in Kashare sub-county, Rwanyamahembe in Rwanyamahembe sub-county, Ngoma in Mwizi sub-county and Lugazi in Ndeija sub-county.

Dr. William Mwebembezi, the district veterinary officer, said: “The quarantine will remain until the disease is contained.”

He said the most affected areas are Sanga and Kanyaryeru sub-counties, and appealed to the police and local leaders to step up their efforts in controlling the illegal movement of livestock and its bi-products.

The district, according to the veterinary officer, last had an outbreak of the disease seven years ago and that the people’s vigilance and adherence to the set by-laws helped them combat the disease.

Area farmers have been urged to report to veterinary staff and other authorities if they come across animals with symptoms of foot and mouth disease.

The symptoms include fever and salivation. Affected animals also develop sores in the mouth and feet that make it difficult for them to walk and feed.

Mbarara bans cattle markets over foot-and-mouth disease

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