Ra­bies fo­rum held in Roxas

Palawan News - - TOWNS - /PALAWAN NEWS

The Pro­vin­cial Vet­eri­nary Of­fice (ProVet) re­cently held a fo­rum on ra­bies in two barangays in Roxas town to step up its cam­paign against the spread of the virus.

The fo­rum held on Septem­ber 19 in Barangays Taradun­gan and Tagum­pay is part of the ProVet’s in­for­ma­tion dis­sem­i­na­tion cam­paign in pre­vent­ing the deadly spread of the an­i­mal in­fec­tion.

Dr. Dar­ius Mangcu­cang, vet­eri­nar­ian I of the ProVet, said it was aimed at also in­form­ing barangay of­fi­cials that they have re­spon­si­bil­i­ties in keep­ing res­i­dents safe from ra­bies-in­fected an­i­mals.

“Karagda­gang kaala­man ito para sa mga pet owner’s, barangay level, at LGU para mala­man nila kung ano ang kani­lang re­spon­si­bil­i­ties lalo na dur­ing sa pagco-con­duct nang vac­ci­na­tion sa mga barangay,” Mangcu­cang said.

ProVet is en­cour­ag­ing barangay of­fi­cials to tell res­i­dents who have pets to have them vac­ci­nated against ra­bies to pre­vent its spread in their ar­eas, he said.

“May isang case na ra­bies noong July ngay­ong taon sa Roxas, kaya doble ang gi­na­gawa nam­ing kam­pa­nya la­ban sa ra­bies sa mga mu­nisipyo at hini­hiling namin ang co­op­er­a­tion ng LGU at barangay para mag­ing ra­bies free ang lalaw­igan. Dahil hindi namin kakayanin kung kami lang,” Mangcu­cang said.

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