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Over 22k Cattle Get Vaccinated for FMD, Tick-borne Diseases

12 March 2019

ZIMBABWE - The Veterinary Services Department has vaccinated more than 22,000 cattle in Kwekwe and Gweru districts to control foot-and-mouth, tick borne disease and black leg.

In an interview, Midlands province veterinary officer Dr Munyaradzi Chigiji said while an unconfirmed number of cattle had succumbed to the diseases, thousands had been administered vaccines.

"We have vaccinated a total 22 667 cattle in Kwekwe and Gweru districts for diseases such as foot-and-mouth and black leg to provide resistance to the cattle," he said.

Dr Chigiji said Kwekwe District had also seen a surge in cases of lumpy skin in cattle in the past week.

"There have been cases of lumpy skin and Kwekwe was the most affected with 29 cases this past week," he said.

Dr Chigiji said black leg disease had been recorded in has Kwekwe and Gweru districts.

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Source: The Herald

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