Negros Occ. builds up animal resistance for La Niña
The Negros Occidental Provincial Veterinary Office preparing measures to strengthen the resistance of livestock and poultry animals in preparation for the La Niña.
Negros Occidental tops all the provinces in the production of backyard swine, free range or native chicken, goat and sheep, and dairy cattle, and in gamefowl breeding.
During the rainy season, animals become more susceptible to diseases which could lead to losses.
The Philippine News Agency quoted Dr. Renate Decena, chief of the Negros Occidental PVO, as saying that P2 million has been set aside for pasture development and purchase of drugs for livestock and poultry animals.
Under the plan, the PVO will distribute planting materials that could be made into food stocks during bad weather, such as madre de cacao, madre de agua, giant Napier, centrosema and calopogonium.
Supplements, antibiotics, vaccines for Newcastle disease (aratay) for poultry animals and cholera among swine will also be bought.