Prov’l vet office conducts relief and rehab mission

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The Provincial Veterinary Office led by Dr. Renante Decena is conducting a month-long Veterinary Relief and Rehabilitation Mission in typhoon-stricken LGUs in Negros Occidental.

It aims to help the affected animals to recover and return to their optimum and production performance to address the possible post-typhoon shortage of livestock and poultry products in the local market, Decena said Wednesday, January 26.

The veterinary mission that began Wednesday includes free consultation, treatment, deworming, provision of feeds, veterinary drugs and vitamin supplements, and laboratory services to livestock and poultry animals, among others, a press release from the Capitol said.

They are set to visit the cities of Kabankalan, Sipalay, and Himamaylan, and the towns of Ilog, Hinobaan, Cauayan, Candoni, Binalbagan, Isabela, Hinigaran, Moises Padilla, and La Castellana, on scheduled dates.

Typhoon Odette has caused severe damage to the livestock and poultry industry of the province, which affected both the backyard and commercial sectors, Decena said.

PVO records placed losses at more than P700 million provincewide to dead animals, damaged feeds and other farm supplies, structural damages to animal housing and other farm structures.

The activity is also in collaboration with Iloilo-Bacolod Association of Veterinary Sales Representatives, Negros Association of Animal Feed and Drug Supplies, and Philippine Veterinary Medical Association Western Visayas – B Chapter, among other animal feed and drug companies, the press release said.*

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