Makueni to Roll out Countywide Mass Livestock Vaccination program.
The County Authorities of Makueni by the Division of Agriculture, Irrigation, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperative Improvement is about to roll out a mass vaccination program in March, focusing on at the very least 200,000 livestock throughout the county.
The livestock illnesses focused for vaccination embrace foot and mouth illness, Lumpy pores and skin illness in cattle whereas sheep and goats will likely be vaccinated for contagious pneumonia and goat plague
At present, the division has prioritized vaccination of dairy cows attributable to their vulnerability forward of the mass vaccination.
In response to Agriculture CEC Joyce Mutua, the train is being applied in partnership with Dairy Farmers Cooperative Society Restricted and goals at rising family incomes of dairy farmers in Makueni by discount of livestock illness outbreaks.
The Cooperative is facilitating the aggregation of animals at a central level for vaccination as properly hyperlink the vaccinators to farmers preferring vaccination of the animals in their very own crushes and houses.
On its half, the county authorities is conducting farmer sensitization on livestock illness management and different veterinary issues, and coordinating the procurement, assortment, storage and supply of livestock vaccines
Mutua, nonetheless, provides that the providers will likely be accessed at a backed charge of Sh. 50. Per animal.