Livestock farmers ask government to regulate acaricides.
Livestock farmers in Ankole sub-region want the government and its agencies involved in the supply of acaricides to work with the farmers to find a solution on tick-drug resistance.
This was revealed at a farmers’ parliament organized by the Mbarara Network of Farmers’ Voice in Sanga Town Council, Nyabushozi-Kiruhura district.
The farmers blamed the National Drugs Authority (NDA) officials for failure to regulate acaricides used to spray their animals in the fight against ticks on their farms.
Anna Rose Ademun, the Commissioner Animal Health in the ministry of Animal husbandry told farmers that government is looking forward to create zones in all the four regions of Uganda where famers will be guided on which acaricides they should use in the fight against ticks.