BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, Jan. 18 (PIA) – Animal disease and prevention management, programs and services are being implemented by the Provincial Veterinary Services Office (PVSO) here to ensure all Novo Vizcayanos of clean and safe animals in the province.
Dr. Deomedes Anuma, PVSO spokesperson, said they were able to implement their three major programs last year through its component projects such as Animal Disease Prevention, Control and Management (ADPCM), Livestock and Poultry Development Program (LPDP) and Regulatory and Monitoring Services (RMS).
He said, under the ADPCM, they were able to vaccinate 177,356 animals and dewormed 18,154 others. They also confirmed seven cases of dog rabies, of which 4 cases were recorded in Solano and 1 each in the towns of Bayombong, Aritao and Kasibu.
“As of October last year, our province remained Avian or Bird Flu-Free as a result of vigilance among our personnel and the community,” Anuma added.
According to Anuma, at least 6 slaughterhouses were also inspected last year with 35,110 swine, 1,353 cattle and 562 carabaos slaughtered.
PVSO’s Genetic Improvement Project also placed 49 goat and sheep raiser applicants under the Department of Agriculture (DA) for possible livelihood projects.
“We were lucky because 14 of these applicants were already granted with livelihood assistance,” Anuma further said.
Under their LPDP, 429 swines were inseminated through their upgrading project while 127 heads of calves were also inseminated which resulted to the production of 17 upgraded calves.
Anuma said that they also conducted inspections and monitoring activities to 1,061 incoming and 512 outgoing shipments in Nueva Vizcaya as part of their RMS through their quarantine division. (ALM/BME/PIA 2-Nueva Vizcaya)
Source: PIA Feed