Africa / Animal Diseases / East Africa / Livestock / Uganda

Animal diseases on the rise in Uganda: Audit exposes the vices

Delays to report the outbreak of livestock diseases has contributed to increased disease prevalence countrywide. The effects of these range from loss of household income, increase of prices of animals and animal products, loss of revenue from exports and total misery.

A report on the prevention and control of livestock health, and entomology (study of insects) by the auditor general blames the delays on the failure by veterinary officials to monitor, assess and report the outbreaks promptly. The major diseases include trypanosomosis (nagana), rinderpest, anthrax and foot and mouth disease.

Read more . . . (AllAfrica)

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