Programs supporting regular vaccination of dogs have contributed both to the health of dogs and to the public health. In Municipalities where anti-rabies vaccination is practiced, it resulted to reduced and sometimes zero rabies incidence.
Relative to this, a team of Veterinary Science of Medicine students from
coordination with the Municipal Agriculture Office helped in the conduct of
anti-rabies vaccination. The Office of the Provincial Veterinarian identified
Poblacion East as barangay with case of rabies positive. Central Luzon State
A certain Aldrich Te from Poblacion East reported the case to the Provincial Office. OPVET immediately scheduled the vaccination and provided the Municipal Agriculture Office with 200 shots of anti-rabies vaccines.
The Barangay Council headed by Barangay Captain Mario A. Fernandez fully supported the activity and provided Barangay Health Workers as guides for the combined CLSU Vet. Med students and some Agricultural Technologist from the MAO. The house to house anti-rabies vaccination was held on January 20,2014
The Local Government of Umingan through the Municipal Agriculture Office will be conducting a massive anti-rabies vaccination starting February of 2014. The team will be covering 57 barangays. A brief lecture on the importance of having the dogs vaccinated will be conducted before the vaccination.
Contributed by: Vilma L.Abalos Agricultural Technologist