The contagious cattle disease, Bovine Pluero Pneumonia, which is ravaging herds in Isingiro, Nakapiripirit and Amolatar districts has been reported in Masindi district.
Dr. James Tumwiine, the Masindi chief veterinary officer, says the disease is suspected to be prevalent among herds owned by migrant pastoralists who are settled in the Ziwa Ranches. He says the nomads, who were given today to quit the ranges, have been isolated in a corner of the land for three months to assist in efforts to contain the disease.
The nomads are not opposed to leaving the ranches. They have been hiring land from some of the ranch managers at Ziwa.
Dr. Tumwine results of blood samples of the cattle sent to Entebbe are expected this week.
Bovine Pleuro Pneumonia is an infectious disease affecting the lungs of cattle. It causes a high temperature and a dry husky cough among infected animals.