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Liver Disease Hits Soroti Cattle

31 March 2008

UGANDA - Liver fluke, a disease which destroys the liver of cattle, has hit Soroti district.

According to the district veterinary officer, Dr. Patrick Eyudu, the disease, which spreads at the onset of rains, was reported in Gweri, Arapai, Asuret, Kamuda and Kateta sub-counties.

According to statistics, 125 head of cattle died in Aukot parish, Gweri sub-county, 73 in Kateta parish, while 109 died in Asuret sub-county.

Eyudu blamed the epidemic on the recent floods, saying they provided a conducive breeding ground for the snails that harboured the fasciola worm, which causes the disease.

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Source: New Vision


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