Chavuma Black leg vaccination on cards
Chavuma, October 29, 2014,ZANIS..…The Veterinary Department in Chavuma District of Northwestern Province will soon embark on a vaccination operation in Lingundu area where 13 cattle have died from suspected black leg.
Chavuma District Agriculture Coordinator Mooya Hamonga confirmed to ZANIS today that about 13 animals had died from swellings on their legs and shoulders in the last month.
Mr. Hamonga said samples have since been collected from the carcasses and sent for testing in order to ascertain the type of disease that has affected animals in Lingundu.
Some of the affected farmers in the area are those that had earlier denied veterinary officers consent to conduct blood sampling on their cattle.