Petero Bagerize, a farmer in Masha Sub County says that they have failed to get the genuine acaricides to kill ticks. Bagerize, explains that he has resorted to spraying his cows every after two days because the ticks fall off after spraying but later attack the cows.
the Ankole are concerned about drug-resistant ticks which have affected their
The Blacklegged “Deer” Tick and Brown Dog Ticks remain a huge challenge for
farmers in Kiruhura, Isingiro and Mbarara Districts. The ticks cause diseases
like East Coast Fever and Boophilus decoloratus leading to death or reduction in
Petero Bagerize, a farmer in Masha Sub County says that they have failed to get
the genuine acaricides to kill ticks. Bagerize, explains that he has resorted
to spraying his cows every after two days because the ticks fall off after
spraying but later attack the cows.
“twine ebizibu byabarisa…
Cue out: …ngoha zirinyingi munonga.”//
Amos Atukwase, Nakakoni Parish Councilor says the increase of ticks in the area
is a concern that requires the intervention of veterinary authorities. He also says
that some of the acaricides sold on the market are fake.
//Cue in: “ekye ngoha nigiira…
Cue out: …akashemerire kuba nikakora.”//
Emmanuel Kishe the Chairperson of Kiruhura Farmers Sustainability Association
says farmers have resorted to using drugs meant for plants because they have
tried all recommended tick drugs but they haven’t worked. The drugs are
Ociramectin and Dudu.
//Cue in: “twine engoha etweisire…
Cue out: …ente ziriyo nizifa.”//
the government to sensitize farmers on different acaricides to use to fight the
“so gavumeti eshitame…
Cue out: …emibazi ebeho ebeavailable.”//
Okashaba a farmer in Sanga, Kiruhura District says that they have resorted to
using cultural methods to fight the ticks.
Muhindo, the head of veterinary at National Drug Authority-NDA says they are
aware of the ticks and their resistance. She attributes this to the farmers using
the same pesticide over a long period.
“we are aware…
Cue out: …not to respond.”//
that any area experiencing tick resistance should inform the district
veterinary officers to pick samples and send them to the Laboratory for