Livestock farming plays a crucial role in sustaining livelihoods across Sub-Saharan Africa, providing essential food and income for communities. However, the threat of tick infestations looms large, affecting the health, productivity, and economic stability of livestock keepers. In a bid to address this challenge, Vet Centre proudly joins hands with Elanco Animal Health Incorporated in the MAHABA (Managing Animal Health and Acaricides for a Better Africa) initiative.
The MAHABA initiative marks Elanco’s commitment to expanding its shared value footprint in Sub-Saharan Africa, aligning with its 2030 pledge to create sustainable development solutions for those reliant on livestock. With a focus on Nigeria and Uganda, MAHABA aims to empower small-scale producers by implementing effective strategies for tick management in cattle.
Elanco, as the global leader in acaricides, brings to the table a comprehensive acaricide portfolio tailored to the needs of local livestock producers. Through affordable small pack sizes and expert guidance on tick control, Elanco equips farmers with the tools and knowledge necessary to combat tick infestations effectively.
For Vet Centre, partnering on the MAHABA initiative is a testament to our commitment to supporting the agricultural community in Uganda. As part of the launch event, we stand shoulder to shoulder with Elanco, championing the cause of sustainable livestock management and improved livelihoods.
Tick infestations pose a significant challenge in Uganda, with a high prevalence rate among cattle. By collaborating with Elanco on the MAHABA initiative, Vet Centre aims to mitigate the adverse effects of tick-borne diseases, enhance animal welfare, and ultimately contribute to the economic prosperity of livestock keepers.
Through continued collaboration and shared commitment, Vet Centre and Elanco strive to make meaningful strides in the fight against tick infestations in Uganda. Together, we envision a future where livestock farmers can thrive, secure in the knowledge that their animals are healthy and productive.
Stay tuned to Vet Centre’s blog for updates on our partnership with Elanco and the progress of the MAHABA initiative as we work towards a better, tick-free future for Uganda’s livestock industry.