In order to stop the spread of the disease, six sectors have been isolated over the lumpy skin cattle disease that broke into two sectors of Gakenke and quickly spread to four more sectors.
To prevent the disease spread, 80 percent of the cows in the affected areas and neighboring sectors were vaccinated as according, Ferdinand Mwumvaneza Gakenke district veterinarian.
Lumpy skin disease affects the joints causing swollen lumps on the skin which leave holes after they are open.
When the cow is not treated, it dies but when treated and survives, its milk production reduces unlike before, Mwunvaneza explains.
Mwunvaneza adds that the disease is curing and they are planning to request the ministry of agriculture to free them so that residents can sell and buy cows.