At least 100 cattle dead in Makoni

Josphine Nyamwanza |  1 year ago | local

At least 100 cattle have died due to an outbreak of January disease also known as Theileriosis in Makoni District, a tickborne disease common between December and March. Makoni District farmer’s Chairperson Charles Chingono said farmers are losing cattle at an alarming rate despite them dipping and injecting tick control drugs to manage the disease, adding that most farmers no longer have cattle for draught power. Tick borne diseases are wide spread during the rainy season and to ensure compliance, the Department of Livestock and Veterinary services is working closely with local leadership to ensure every farmer take their cattle for intensive dipping to curb the spread of the disease.