Friday, 29 July 2022 18:41

PVET conducts Animal Health Care Services in far-flung communities

GLAN, Sarangani (July 29, 2022) – With the collective effort of the Office of the Municipal Agriculturist and the Municipal Veterinarian of Glan, the Office of the Provincial Veterinarian (PVET) successfully conducted its year-long Animal Health Care Services in far-flung sitios and puroks of Glan Padidu, Sarangani.

The Animal Health Care Services focused on the wellness of cattle and livestock in the community by administering vaccines, vitamin shots, and deworming solutions to the animals.

The activity also included Anti-Rabies Vaccination services for dogs and cats at Glan Padidu Barangay Hall.

Dr. Bernard Cababat, PVET Officer-in-Charge, collaborated with the Municipality of Glan and barangay councilor to disseminate information about the activity in order to gather farmers whose houses and cattle are inaccessible.

Municipal Veterinarian Vernie Rino L. Asperga, who was present throughout the activity, led the administration of shots and cattle handling together with Dr. Cababat.

The team aided beneficiaries in Purok 1 and 2, Upper and Lower, Sentro, Sitio Dream Village, Sitio Basak, and Sitio Paglaum – all relatively far-flung communities in Glan.

Dr. Cababat emphasized food services, explaining that the farmers’ livestock and cattle are the root sources of possible parasitic diseases that consumers may acquire.

This also applies to domestic pet owners whose dogs and cats are susceptible to illnesses and harm if not administered with vaccines.

“Himuon natong healthy, or atoang pamurgahon ang mga hayop para makaiwas ta sa mga parasite,” Dr. Cababat added. “Tagaan ug vitamin mineral supplementation para maiwasan ang mga nutritional deficiencies.”

The activity is essential to increase the livestock production of the municipality as well as the prevention of rabies and other diseases.

“In aid ni siya didto sa livestock farmers sa buong probinsya,” Dr. Cababat stated, “pati sa animal disease na aspect.”

Earlier in the morning, the PVET held its African Swine Fever activity in Alabel which included IEC, blood collection, forced monitoring and surveillance, and distribution of disinfectants.

According to Dr. Cababat, Governor Rogelio “Ruel” Pacquiao prioritized activities that would address each municipality’s differing problems in animal care.

The Animal Health Care Services launched its first activity of the year on the third week of January 2022. More animal healthcare-related activities will be held in partnership with other municipalities in the future.

“I believe makahatag na tag services sa atong farmers,” Dr. Cababat said, in the post pandemic setting. (Dyulliana Anushkah Toyogon, OJT/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)

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