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Strange Disease Killing Cattle in Bududa

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.
08 Dec 2020 12:25
A cow which collapsed.
A strange 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.  

The disease 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.  

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. 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 proper follow-up.

William 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.   

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