Zimbabwe Farmers' Union

January Disease/ Theileriosis Management

It is encouraged to try and manage the deadly disease affecting our cattle, known as January disease, because treating it, is proving to be more difficult and expensive. Dipping is the most and only effective way of managing the disease . This year we had inadequate dipping cycles due to the shortage of chemicals despite the farmers paying their dipping levies. The shortage is attributed to the lack of foreign currency  to purchase dipping chemicals. We plea with the government to prioritize animal health the same as human health. The country is losing close to 120 cattle/ week