Makueni county government in conjunction with the National Government and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is planning to vaccinate 40,000 goats and sheep against respiratory diseases.
Daniel Kisee, Director in the Department of Livestock at Makueni county said that they will be vaccinating these animals in Kibwezi in the area neighboring Chyulu and Tsavo National Park.
He disclosed that there are fears that these diseases could be transmitted from wild animals to domestic animals.
Dr. Kisee observed that some of the signs and symptoms of this disease include drooling, runny nose, and diarrhea.
He noted that the disease is dangerous and kills after a short time thus the need for the vaccination.
“Mostly you will see these animals drooling and diarrhea. The other signs are not that visible and that’s why it kills. We will be vaccinating these animals in Kibwezi East, we fear that the wild animals have this disease and we want to protect our animals because this area is surrounded by national parks ” he said.
He also urged residents in Thange, Ivingoni, Nzambani, Mtito Andei, and Masongaleni to avail their livestock from next week for vaccination confirming that the exercise will go on for a week.