Bududa District Veterinary Officer Dr. Vincent Okoth says they have not received complaints from farmers about the disease and has promised to investigate the matter.
A cow which collapsed.
disease has claimed about 50 cows in Bududa district over the past three weeks,
URN has learnt. According to information obtained by our reporter, the infected
cow dies within two days after presenting with high temperature, shortness of
breath, swollen hooves and loss of appetite.
has been reported in Bumayoka, Bushika, Nalwanza, Bulucheke, Mabono and Bufuma
Sub Counties. Timothy Wenwa, one of the affected farmers in Bumayoka Sub
County, says that he lost his animal just hours after it collapsed.
District Veterinary Officer Dr. Vincent Okoth says they have not received
complaints from farmers about the disease and has promised to investigate the
matter. He has called on farmers who have experienced the problem in their area
to report to the district for investigations to ascertain the disease for
Namondo, a butcher says they are worried about the disease since they don’t know
whether is dangerous to humans as well. He says the district veterinary
department hasn’t done anything to come to their rescue. However, the
District Production Officer Felix Odong attributes the problem to low numbers
of extension workers in the district.
He has pledged to work together with the
available extension workers to contain the situation.