Livestock rehab starts in Iloilo flooded areas-A A +A
Monday, October 7, 2013
THE Provincial Government started Monday the rehabilitation of livestock in 10 towns affected by Tropical Storm “Quinta.”
Quinta entered Philippines last December 2012 and left with at least six people dead.
Benefiting over 3,000 marginalized farmers, the one-year rehabilitation plan started after the city has received 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.
Provincial veterinarian Dr. Silvino R. Teodosio Jr. said 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.
Vice Governor Raul Tupas, who was present during the presentation of supplies to the media, said that vitamin supplements for livestock exposed to flooding will increase the immunity of animals against diseases, while deworming and vaccination will protect the livestock from parasitic infestation.
The P1.4-million funds for the rehabilitation plan came from the province’s trust fund from fiscal years 2010 and 2011 of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) fund. (PR)