DA7, PSAS HOLD ANIMAL WELFARE MISSION IN CAMOTES

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Created on Monday, 22 June 2015

Around 1,300 ruminant animals benefited from the animal welfare mission held recently in Camotes Island, Cebu.

 

The mission which was conducted in the municipalities of Poro, San Francisco and Tudela was a joint activity of the Department of Agriculture–7 (DA–7) and Philippine Society of Animal Science (PSAS)–Visayas Chapter, aimed to provide proper care and management of livestock and as mitigating measures against diseases occurrence in response to climate change.

 Among the services given were hemorrhagic septicemia vaccination, deworming and vitamins supplementation which were administered  to goats, cows and carabaos. 

Raul Migriño, DA–7 Veterinarian and President of the PSAS–Visayas Chapter, led the team of veterinary doctors and livestock technicians in the veterinary outreach program. He said the activity was held in the island municipalities as cattle, carabaos and goats are abundant in the areas. 

Migriño also said the active guidance of the Municipal Agriculture Officers and willingness of the farmers  to submit their animals for treatment contributed to the success of this mission. 

Catherine Mondejar, one of the beneficiaries, thanked the DA–7 and PSAS for the services provided to the farmers which will help uplift their livelihood. 

The municipal agriculturists expressed their support to other upcoming activities of the organizers. (Lolita Maramara – RAFIS)