KALRO vaccinates against diseases

Kenya Agricultural Livestock and Research Organization (KALRO) has embarked on a massive vaccination exercise against foot and mouth, lumpy skin and Rift Valley Fever diseases at its Centre in Lanet, Nakuru County.

According to Dr. Samuel Mbuku, a livestock officer at KALRO, this comes in the wake of an earlier outbreak of the deadly buffalo virus disease allegedly transmitted by the Maasai cattle that roamed the area in search of pastures and water around January this year.

The officer said the vaccination exercise targeted the over 400 cows at the Centre, adding the same exercise would soon be extended to livestock farmers that neighbour KALRO centre.

Speaking to KNA on phone on Wednesday, Dr. Mbuku further said the station vaccinated the same animals against buffalo virus in January after they exhibited symptoms of the disease.

He however, denied reports that more than twenty cows succumbed to the virus a month ago.

SOURCE: Kenya News Agency