Nyandarua Governor Francis Kimemia has launched a countywide livestock vaccination project targeting at least 70 per cent of Nyandarua’s animals to be vaccinated so as to build herd immunity.
The County Government under the World Bank funded Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Project (KCSAP) has purchased vaccines worth KShs. 27 million which will be used during the free vaccination drive against deadly diseases including Foot and Mouth and Lumpy Skin diseases.
“For the past two years these diseases have been a menace by killing our animals, reducing milk production, inducing abortions and culling of pedigree cattle,” said the Governor during the launch held at Ndundori Primary School.
The county government says it has vaccinated a total of 50,000 cattle this year. The Directorate of Veterinary Services has also donated 10,000 doses of rabies vaccine to be used in vaccinating dogs and cats. For tick and pest control the County government says it has replenished various cattle dips with acaricides with 30 cattle dips rehabilitated.