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    Animal quarantine imposed in Siaya over foot and mouth disease outbreak
    By George Amolo For Citizen Digital
    time updated Published on: January 30, 2019 19:30 (EAT)

    An animal quarantine has been imposed in parts of Siaya County following an outbreak of foot and mouth disease in Rarieda sub-county.

    According to the County Executive Committee Member for Agriculture, Charles Ogada, the ban on animal movement has been imposed in Gem, Rarieda and Bondo sub-counties.

    Speaking during a farmers? field day at Avepo Smart Farm on the outskirts of Siaya town, Mr. Ogada stated that laboratory tests have confirmed an outbreak of the disease in East Uyoma location...

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    Foot and mouth disease kills many livestock in Nakuru
    Saturday October 26 2019

    In Summary

    On Saturday, farmers told the Nation that the disease, commonly referred as FMD, is spreading fast in the region.

    Dr Maina confirmed that the disease had killed several animals in the area...


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      Foot and Mouth Disease reported in Laikipia County
      KNA November 11, 2019

      The Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) has been reported in some parts of Laikipia County, according to the department of Livestock.

      The County Livestock Production Officer(CLPO), Pius Butich said the disease has been reported in Rumuruti, Sosian, Mukogodo, Segera and Ngobit wards.

      While addressing a County Steering Group (CSG) meeting on Friday, the officer said 60,000 heads of cattle and 100,000 sheep and goats (Shoats) had been vaccinated for the disease in June this year.

      “There is need to vaccinate livestock in areas which were not covered during the June vaccination exercise carried by the County Government,” Butich noted.

      He pointed out that the wards which require urgent vaccination are Githiga, Marmanet, Igwamiti, Tigithi, Thingithu and/ Nanyuki, adding that continuous surveillance and sample collection is going on.

      The CLPO cautioned that the heavy long rains might result in flooding with subsequent incidences of Zoonotic diseases, like Anthrax, Brucellosis and Rift Valley Fever (RVF)...