By Ambrose Kweronda
Farmers in Rubanda district are reportedly feeding pigs on Anti Retro Viral Drugs (ARVs) meant for people living with HIV/AIDS in order to enhance growth and increase the pigs’ body mass.
This was yesterday revealed in a report presented by the National Drugs Authority NDA during the training of veterinary Animal Health workers at Rubanda Town council meeting hall
The Regulatory officer in charge of medicines Dr. Brian Sekayombya said that they were shocked to find out that farmers in the district are using ARVs to enhance growth and fattening of pigs
Dr. Wilfred Opira also regulatory officer at NDA said they were carrying out National sensitization of veterinary services.
He said the campaign runs throughout the year and on Thursday the 18th of Feb 2021, they will move to Rukiga District.
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