BACOLOD CITY, May 8 (PNA)–A total 17,649 farm animals were spared from heat stroke during the veterinary medical missions in various local government units in Negros Occidental this summer.
Of animals serviced, 10,743 were chickens, 2,449 were goats, 1,636 were pigs, 1,550 were cattle, and 1,271 were water buffalos.
Animal Health Division Chief Dr. Placeda Lemana of the Provincial Veterinary Office said they started their veterinary missions last February and it will hopefully be completed this month.
The activity offered free vaccination, treatment, deworming and vitamin supplement to farm animals.
Provincial Veterinarian Dr. Renante Decena explained that it was conducted to prevent stress that causes heat stroke among animals.
The activity also gave them the opportunity to educate animal raisers in the province of what must be done to keep their farm animals healthy this summer, he said.
The veterinary medical missions were previously conducted in Sipalay City and towns of Hinobaan and Valladolid.
The same will be held in the cities of Kabankalan and Victorias and in the towns of Cauayan and Pulupandan on May 10. (PNA)