Quarantine notice over outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease
26 April 2012, 14:53
A quarantine notice has been enforced by the Imenti North District Veterinary Officer following an outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease reported in Ntakira Location , Imenti North District of the Meru County.
Speaking in his office today, area District Veterinary Officer Philip Iringo appealed to livestock owners to present their animals to the nearest Government office if they suspect their animals were infected with the disease.
He said symptoms of the disease include sores in the Mouth and hoofs which if left unattended to could endanger the life of the animal.
He said a joint vaccination campaign funded by the Government of Kenya and the Kenya Veterinary Association within the Meru County from 16th May this year.
He appealed to farmers to present their animals for vaccination saying the program will charge 70/- only for each animal.
Iringo said the diseases the Veterinarians will be treating and vaccinating include Foot and Mouth disease, Anthrax, Lumpy skin disease and rabies.
He said the department will be targeting all livestock within the Meru County adding that they were targeting about 10,000 animals.
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