Thousands of livestock to be vaccinated against diseases

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Livestock Farmers in and around Rust de Venter will benefit from the annual livestock vaccination programme conducted by the Gauteng Veterinary Services in partnership with over hundred Onderstepoort university students.

According to Dr. Faculty Baloyi, the exercise is meant to proactively avoid fatal livestock diseases. “We are vaccinating against lumpy skin disease (LSD), with supavax which protects animals against botulism, anthrax and black quarter, as it has three vaccines. We will be dipping animals with a pour on dip, to prevent live stocks from tick borne diseases,” Baloyi says.

The state veterinarians will also treat animals with abscesses or any disease that needs immediate intervention on the day.

This initiative is an international award winning project that saw Gauteng Animal Health Veterinary Services scooping the 2013 World Veterinary Day Award organised by World Veterinary Association in collaboration with the World Animal Health Organisation.

The media is invited to this once-a-year experience and use the opportunity to hear the beneficiaries’ testimonies on the benefits they have received since 2007 when the vaccination project began.

Details are as follows:

Date: Saturday, 24 May 2014
Time: 8h00 – 14h00
Venue: Rust de Winter

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