Thirty-six participants from different local government units recently finished a three-day basic training course for paraveterinarians that will help in the delivery of animal health services at the Negros First Training Center in La Granja, La Carlota.
Azeneth Dimaandal, paravet coordinator, yesterday said they had an orientation on veterinary extension services, the importance of clinical diagnosis, swine management and nutrition, swine disease medication, and procedures on emergency cases.
She said the participants also conducted a blood sampling activity for laboratory examination and vaccination on large animals during the hands-on performance.
Dimaandal said the training aims to provide basic knowledge on animal services to paravets and help animal raisers, especially those in the remote barangays.
There are 939 paravets assigned to 31 LGUs in Negros Occidental performing basic functions like castration, animal health monitoring and surveillance, deworming, vaccination, and artificial insemination, she also said.
Meanwhile, the PVO will also turnover 465 farm animals to the League of Teachers of Candoni on Wednesday, Catheryn Narez, livestock coordinator, said yesterday.
The teachers will receive 65 piglets and 400 kabir chicks, she said.
Narez also said the PVO has distributed 1,000 kabir chicks and 30 piglets to identified farmer-beneficiaries of Cauayan town and 20 Katahdin sheep to the Toboso Ministerial Group and Sipalay City. *LTG