The Provincial Veterinary Office of Negros Occidental is asking animal raisers and beneficiaries of the Negros First Animal Dispersal to deworm all animals to prevent deaths during the rainy season.
Dr. Renante Decena, provincial veterinarian, said yesterday that farm animals like goats and chickens, have to undergo deworming to increase their resistance since are prone to respiratory and parasitic diseases during rainy seasons.
Chickens and pigs must also be given anti-stress water soluble for three days to prevent fever infections and to stimulate complete body defense against other viruses, he also said.
Large ruminants like carabaos and cattle must be vaccinated for hemorrhagic septicemia that animals usually acquire through ingestion or inhalation, he added.
Decena said PVO is conducting veterinary medical missions in remote barangays in different cities and municipalities in the province to do mass vaccination and deworming to prevent disease outbreak.
He said the fecal samples collected during the medical missions showed high cases of intestinal and stomach worms in goats, carabaos, and pigs.
Animal raisers are also encouraged to coordinate with their local paraveterinarians and report any diseases and infections affecting their animals, he also said.
He added that PVO is always prepared in case of a disease outbreak and cover provide vaccines and medicines. *LTG