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71,000 Oro folks avail of veterinary services

Cagayan de Oro City (14 January) -- A total of 71,897 farmers and residents of this city have availed of various services extended last year by the City Veterinary Office.

This was disclosed by City Veterinarian Perla T. AsisIn in her annual accomplishment report submitted recently to City Mayor Constantino "Tinnex" Jaraula.

On animal vaccination services, Dr. Asis said that 35,634 animals were vaccinated against rabies for dogs, hemorrhagic septicemia on various animals, hog cholera and new castle disease for chickens.

The CVO also treated 13,049 heads of carabao, cattle, goat, horse, hog, dog and poultry against various animal diseases, aside from castrating 3,275 animals and artificial insemination on 316 animals.

During the period, some 5,159 piglets were injected with iron mineral for the prevention of anemia; 8,694 animals were given vitamins and minerals supplementation while 2,296 animals underwent treatment for the eradication of external parasites and 9,722 on deworming.

In line with their thrusts to improve poor farmers’ quality of life, the office dispersed a total of 91 pigs, 56 cattles and two (2) carabaos as part of its livestock dispersal program.

To help farmers acquire new knowledge on latest techniques and technologies, it also held 53 seminars participated in by some 3,144 farmers aside from educating 6,678 pupils and students in 30 schools on rabies and bird flu prevention.

On "Operation Pamatong," some 1,531 astray dogs were impounded, 1,459 of which were disposed of while 72 were claimed by owners when it conducted 144 operations during the period.

The report likewise revealed that a total of 96,207 animals were slaughtered in 2009. These include 81,009 hogs, 11,637 cattle, 2,128 goats, 532 horse, 454 carabao and 447 ostrich. (CIO-CdeO) [top]

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