Public vet services go full swing


MAMBAJAO CAMIGUIN, June 18 (PIA) — The provincial government has now opened its doors to people seeking medical attention for their pets and farm animals. 
Owners of small animals (dogs, cats, & swine) need only to pay the Provincial Veterinary Office (PVO) a fee of P20 to P40 fee, while examination and treatment fee for large farm animals is pegged at P40 to P80. 

A total of 973 farming families were assisted starting January to May of this year, or 2,903 animals of various species have been treated. 

Other services include deworming, castration, fecal and semen examinations for horses, carabaos, goats, swine and cattle. 

This affords residents in the province cheaper alternative for veterinary services, and helps in the outbreak of diseases. 

As a tourist destination area, local leaders here have worked not only in maintaining its natural wonders but also in keeping its surroundings safe. It is the first province in the country to be declared as ‘rabies free’ in 2004 and was able to maintain it up to present. 

Under its rabies vaccination campaign program, 3,381 dogs and cats of 2,406 owners have been served lduring the said period. (PIA)



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