The Animal Husbandry, Disease Prevention & Control Division of the Office of the City Veterinarian continued to provide services in all barangays in Davao City through Veterinary Integrated Barangay Extension Services (VIBES).

VIBES is one of the methods of reaching farmers in remote places. This is a one-day event that provides a variety of services in one place and is a collaborative effort of the livestock inspectors to maximize the services provided to our farmers and to raise awareness about proper animal care and handling to increase productivity, farm outputs and prevent animal diseases of economic importance.

Vaccination against Hemorrhagic Septicemia in cattle, carabaos, and goats, rabies vaccination in dogs and cats; hog cholera in pigs, avian pest in poultry, artificial insemination in cows and carabaos, pregnancy diagnosis in female cows and carabaos, deworming, and vitamin supplementation, fecal sample, and blood collection are among the basic services provided by this program.
Artificial insemination (A.I.) for cattle and carabao is also used for breeding purposes in locations where bull and carabao are scarce. AI also tries to improve the genetics of local breeder stocks to improve meat and milk production.

For the month of January to June 2022, we have conducted VIBES program to the following barangays;

  1. Brgy. Dominga, Calinan District
  2. Prk. 2 & 3 Brgy. Callawa, Buhangin District
  3. Lower Sta. Cruz, Brgy. Acacia, Buhangin District
  4. Brgy. PaƱalum, Paquibato District
  5. Brgy. Lamanan, Calinan District
  6. Brgy. Mabuhay, Paquibato District
  7. Brgy. Colosas, Paquibato District
  8. Brgy. Saloy, Calinan District
  9. Brgy. Wangan, Calinan District
  10. Brgy. Mahayag, Bunawan District
  11. Brgy. Paquibato Proper, Paquibato District
  12. Brgy. Mintal, Tugbok District
  13. Brgy. Cawayan, Calinan District
  14. Brgy. Tugbok Proper, Tugbok District
  15. Brgy. Indangan, Buhangin District
  16. Sitio Elihan, Mandug, Buhangin District
  17. Purok Acacia Paquibato District
  18.  Brgy. Dominga, Calinan District
  19. Sitio Dezca Brgy. Malamba, Marilog District
  20. Brgy. Tapak, Paquibato District
  21. Brgy. Tawan Tawan , Baguio District
  22. Brgy. Tagakpan, Tugbok District
  23. Brgy. Bago Oshiro, Tugbok District
  24. Brgy. Lumiad, Paquibato District
  25. Brgy. Talandang, Tugbok District
  26. Brgy. Waan, Buhangin District
  27. Brgy. Biao Joaquin, Tugbok District
  28. Brgy. Manambulan, Tugbok District
  29. Brgy. Talomo River, Calinan District

The accomplishments of the said VIBES are shown in the table below. Minimum public health standards for COVID-19 were observed during the conduct of these activities.

Artificial Insemination (A.I.) to carabao

Pregnancy Diagnosis of Carabao

Deworming of calves
Rabies vaccination to dog