ILOILO – Better late than never. The provincial government started on Monday the rehabilitation of livestock in ten towns severely affected by tropical storm “Quinta” nine months ago.
The one-year rehabilitation plan benefiting over 3,000 marginalized farmers was put into action following the delivery of the P1.4-million veterinary supplies on October 4, 2013.
The veterinary supplies were composed of 3,703 packs of feed supplements, 631 bottles of dewormers and 545 bottles of antibiotics, according to Provincial Veterinarian Dr. Silvino R. Teodosio Jr.
The recipients of the supplies were farmers from Leganes, Zarraga, Pototan, Mina, Dingle, Barotac Nuevo, Dumangas, Dueñas, San Enrique and Passi City.
Teodosio said the feed supplements will be directly given to the beneficiaries while the use of remaining supplies will be administered by the municipal veterinarians concerned.
Vice Governor Raul Tupas, who was present during the presentation of supplies to the media, explained that vitamin supplements for livestock exposed to flooding will increase the immunity of animals against diseases.
Deworming and vaccination, on the other hand, will free and protect the livestock from parasitic infestation.
The P1.4-million funds for the rehab plan came from the province’s trust fund from fiscal years 2010 and 2011. (Jezza A. Nepomoceno/Capitol News)