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Residents Reject Common Foot and Mouth Disease in Narok County –


Residents of Narok County have condemned the recurring foot and mouth disease that has been on the rise since February.

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According to residents, the outbreak affected dairy cows which further led to secondary infections.

Appearing closely before a Senate committee on Monday, Agriculture Minister Peter Munya revealed that several common incidents were reported in the surrounding Transmara area.

CS revealed that the disease greatly affects cattle and the high mortality rate witnessed in calves. In addition, the crosses of Zebus and Sahiwal are symptomatic but can transmit the disease to improved breeds.

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“Some livestock farms in Transmara have been badly affected by the outbreak. In the Keyian farm an explosion was reported in February. It raises dairy and beef cattle and is a breeding ground for Sahiwals of Kalro descent, “Munya said.

Commenting on this, CS said the vaccine was ongoing and a wide range of samples were still being distributed in the affected counties.

“Vaccination is ongoing and the Narok county ministry and government have purchased 110,000 doses of FMD from KEVEVAPI – Kenya Veterinary Vaccine Production Institute – through the Sustainability Project,” CS added.

Read Also: The government has not set aside Ksh3.2 Billion to combat the Second Wave of Locust Invasion

Last month, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced that desert locusts that invaded 25 counties in Kenya had been included in all units except Samburu.

The United Nations has stated that the only known group of groups is currently in the Barsaloi area, Samburu County.

“The team conducts research for any crowd that has not been spotted. Otherwise, some affected counties now do not have locusts. We remain vigilant, and we have also increased the standard of living, ”FAO said in a tweet.

In early April, State Spokesman Cyrus Oguna announced that the war against locusts had been successful, revealing that the locusts could be released in mid-April.

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