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443 households benefit from vaccination of sheep and goats

A total 443 households in Turkana Central and North Sub-Counties have benefited from the vaccination and deworming of their sheep and goats.
County Executive for Agriculture, Pastoral Economy and Fisheries Philip Aemun on Wednesday said a total of 53,262 goats and sheep were vaccinated against Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR).
Mr Aemun led a team of County Veterinary Officers at Lokitela area of KanamKemer Ward to monitor the two-week exercise that started last month and ended today.
He was accompanied by Veterinary Services Director Benson Longor said that the next vaccination exercise would cover the urban population with specific focus on Kanamkemer and Township wards.
He noted that completion of the regional lab being constructed in Lodwar would boost animal health services in the region.
The veterinary laboratory is a flagship project for the County Government.
The CEC commended the Veterinary Officers for the good job towards zeroing livestock diseases in the County and further.
In Lakezone Ward, 9,468 goats as well as 656 sheep were treated against Peste des Petits Ruminants(PPR) while 9 camels were treated against hemorrhagic septicemia thus benefiting 111 households.
Rabies vaccination was done at Lokitaung in Lapur ward.
In addition, 18,830 goats and 7,091 sheep were treated against PPR in Kangathotha ward while 134 camels were vaccinated against  Haemorrhagic septicaemia (H.S)

By Peter Gitonga

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