USAID tackles contagious bovine pleuropneumonia in South Sudan

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and a German non-governmental veterinary services organisation have teamed up to save more than 20 000 cattle belonging to South Sudanese smallholder farmers from contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (CBPP). In a statement released on 13 February, USAID said its Office of Foreign Disaster…

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Contagious disease threatens 70 000 heads of cattle in Southern Province

More than 70 000 heads of cattle in Southern Province’s Kazungula district are under disease threat - the suspected contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (CBPP). This prompted Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries permanent secretary David Shamulenge to send a team of veterinarians to the area on a fact-finding mission. “We had reports…

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