Vets pledge support for cattle ranching
The Nigeria Veterinary Medical Association (NVMA) has called on government at all levels and other stakeholders to facilitate the transition from nomadism to ranching as a way of improving animal husbandry and ending farmers/herders clash.
NVMA President, Dr. Godwin Abonyi, who spoke at the opening of the 2018 annual summit of the NVMA in Abuja, called on federal and state governments to, as a matter of urgency, set up necessary machinery and intervention process in the livestock industry.
He said this would further safeguard lives and properties just as it will improve livestock yields.
Dr. Abonyi said the recent increase in the number of outbreaks of some zoonotic diseases such as Lassa Fever, Monkey Pox, Brucellosis, Rabies, Avian Infuenza, is worrisome and that government at all levels should boost veterinary extension, surveillance and public health service delivery.