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To cre­ate aware­ness on fa­tal dis­eases such as ra­bies and de-worm­ing, a free anti-ra­bies vac­ci­na­tion and de-worm­ing camp for pet lovers and own­ers will be or­gan­ised on April 28, cel­e­brated as the World Ve­teri­nary Day, at the teach­ing ve­teri­nary clin­i­cal com­plex, GADVASU.

Ra­bies is a killer vi­ral dis­ease that is mainly trans­mit­ted to hu­mans through bite of ra­bid dogs, mon­keys and mon­goose.

" It is es­ti­mated that 36% (20,000) of the world's ra­bies deaths (55,000) oc­cur in In­dia each year. In ma­jor­ity of the cases chil­dren are in­volved, when they come into con­tact with in­fected dogs. It is a vac­cine-pre­ventable dis­ease and vac­ci­nat­ing the an­i­mals re­duces the in­ci­dence of the dis­ease, elim­i­nates suf­fer­ing and avoids re­course to mass culling, while also saves hu­man lives," an of­fi­cial re­lease said.

"Nearly all dogs are in­fested with par­a­sites at one time or the other, but most de­velop an im­mu­nity that keeps the par­a­site pop­u­la­tion in check. This im­mu­nity can break down, how­ever, un­der con­di­tions of stress or ill health. When it hap­pens, the worms in­crease in num­ber and even­tu­ally pro­duces signs of in­testi­nal in­fec­tion, in­clud­ing di­ar­rhoea, weight loss, anaemia, and blood in the fae­ces," the re­lease added.


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