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Government Taking Steps To Address Livestock Dipping Chemicals Shortage.

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Government says it has adopted the toll manufacturing of dipping chemicals for the national dipping programme to deal with the challenges faced by farmers across the country and the heavy livestock losses due to tick-bone disease.

Addressing the media earlier in the week Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa, said under the programme, the Department of Veterinary Services will procure imported raw materials while Chemplex locally produces materials required for the manufacture of the dipping chemicals.

Tick-borne diseases account for 20 per cent of livestock deaths in Zimbabwe. Tick-borne diseases have affected the country, with farmers losing over 50 000 cattle to January Disease in 2018.