Veterinarians caution against pets, livestock diseases

Veterinarians caution against pets, livestock diseases

The Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association has cautioned against life-threatening diseases which can be transmitted by pets and livestock to humans. It harped on the need for proper vaccination of domestic animals by registered Veterinarians to avoid economic loss and ward-off “diseases that either have no cure or difficult to cure”. The Edo State Publicity Secretary

The Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association has cautioned against life-threatening diseases which can be transmitted by pets and livestock to humans.

It harped on the need for proper vaccination of domestic animals by registered Veterinarians to avoid economic loss and ward-off “diseases that either have no cure or difficult to cure”.

The Edo State Publicity Secretary of the association, Mr. Martins Obetta, said this in a press statement yesterday in Benin City, which was part of activities that herald the 2019 World Veterinary Day.

He tasked devoted pet owners and livestock rearers not to engage quacks who profit from unprofessional practices that are detrimental to public health.

The statement also advised “dog owners to vaccinate their pets against rabies which has no cure when a dog bites and transmits the virus to man”.

Our Correspondent reports that the theme for this year’s Celebration is, “Value of vaccination. As the old age goes, prevention is better than cure”.

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