Rwanda Investigation Bureau and the Rwanda Agriculture Board have warned farmers and veterinary doctors to avoid the use of illicit or concocted veterinary drugs.
RIB and RAB note that the continued use of such the drugs is harmful to livestock and the farmers.
“Rwanda Investigation Bureau and Rwanda Agriculture Board appeal to the public to be vigilant and always consult with the veterinarians for guidance while buying veterinary products to avoid use of counterfeit products which are harmful to the cattle and people’s lives,” a statement from the two complementary government institutions notes.
Counterfeit and expired veterinary products seized during the operations conducted by RAB and RIB include Lava 200ws, Lava (100ml), Lava (500ml), Lava (1l), Fukkil, Amitix, Bolivita bolus, Oblet Gynecologique, Insecticide, Rapid gro, Carbesia, and Lick Malic bloc a Lecher.
RIB investigators together with RAB staff conducted different operations in veterinary pharmacies and stores countrywide and seized counterfeit and expired veterinary products worth Frw24.9 million.