One of the regular programs of the office, the Veterinary Integrated Barangay Extension Services (VIBES), provides veterinary technical services to farmers in far flung areas. This is a one day activity where technical personnel of the City Veterinarian’s Office will assemble and go to a barangay and extend various services in one setting. Services include veterinary consultation, fecalysis, deworning, vitamin supplementation, pregnancy diagnosis for cattle and carabao, and vaccination against the following: hemorrhagic septicemia for cattle, carabao and goats; hog cholera for swine; avian pest for chicken and Rabies for dogs and cats. This activity intends to guide the farmers on animal health care management of farm animals to maximize farm productivity and prevention of rabies disease in pets. Artificial Insemination (A.I.) for cattle and carabao are also conducted to areas with scarce bull and carabull for breeding purposes. AI also aims to achieve genetic improvement of the local breeder stocks for better production of meat and milk.
For the month of February 2021, there were four (4) VIBES conducted with a total of 101 farmers/clients served in the following barangays:
- Brgy. Mahayag, Bunawan District on February 17;
- Lower Taloytoy, Brgy. Malabog Proper, Paquibato District on February 23;
- Purok San Vicente, Brgy. Acacia, Buhangin District on February 24 ; and
- Purok 4, Talomo River, Calinan District on February 26.
Listed on the table below are the accomplishments of the said VIBES.
Information, Education and Communication (IEC) Campaign pertaining to African Swine Fever (ASF) was also conducted to Lower Taloytoy, Brgy. Malabog Proper, Paquibato District on February 23, 2021 that was attended by 24 swine raisers in the area.
Minimum Health Protocols for COVID-19 were observed during the conduct of these activities.