FREE CAMP ON RABIES, DE-WORMING TOMORROW
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.