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Title: Factors affecting the sustainability of tick-borne disease control in Uganda and malpractice Associated with acaricide use

Date Published: 2004
Author/s: J Okello-Onen
C M B Ssekitto
W Mwayi
Data publication:
Funding Agency : National Agricultural Research Organisation, NARO
Copyright/patents/trade marks: National Agricultural Research Organisation, NARO
Journal Publisher: Uganda Journal of Agricultural Sciences
Affiliation: Livestock Health Research Institute, P.O box 96 Tororo, Uganda
Keywords: appropriate interaction measures, livestock management


Country-wide surveys were conducted in Uganda from 1996 to 2000 to understand the current ticks and tick-borne
diseases (f &TBD) control practices and constraints to control, so as to develop appropriate intervention measures.
The present paper reports on the malpractice associated with the use of acaricides, as one of the major factors
affecting the sustainabilityofT&TBD control in Uganda. Six major types of malpractice were identified. These
include delivery of acaricides, choice of acaricides, their dilution rates, methods of application, frequency of application,
as well as storage and disposal. The possible causes of malpractice and their consequences are discussed. The need
to rationalize T &TBD control is suggested and some key intervention strategies are recommended.