The Paravet Alliance of Negros Occidental Inc. recently elected its new officers ready for the implementation and management of sheep production in Negros Occidental, paravet coordinator said Azeneth Dimaandal yesterday.
Elected were Pastor Manolo Panaguiton-president, Ric Lauron-vice president, Alma Poniado-secretary, Rizalde Jalandoni-treasurer, and Noel Magan-auditor.
The members of the board of trustees are Elmar Aries, Charles Garces, Renato Delotavo, and Roylen Beato.
Dimaandal said functions of paravets include the conduct of the basic veterinary extension services under the Provincial Veterinary Office, animal disease monitoring and surveillance, and assist veterinary personnel and the local agriculture in massive prevention and therapeutic campaign against endemic animal diseases.
Dr. Renante Decena said the paravets will undergo re-training on sheep management on Feb. 3 at the Negros First Ranch in Sta. Rosa, Murcia.
He said they have to equip paravets with the basics of sheep management so they can help in the implementation of the production and health preservation of the animals.
The training includes lectures and hands-on tests with Dr. Saturnino Dayanan, PVO farm veterinarian, Decena added.
He also said that they have to prepare all PVO staff under the animal health extension services for the arrival of the sheep next month. *LTG