ATI Going for Sustainable Livestock Therapeutics

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Graduates of the training

Extension Workers from different LGUs together with ATI staff during the graduation.

LIPA CITY, Batangas - Maintaining animals’ health is a top concern for farmers who raise animals for livelihood. To keep the expenses low in animal healthcare is sought for a sustainable animal raising activity.

Agricultural Training Institute - Regional Training Centers’ (ATI-RTC) responded to ATI-ITCPH’s invitation for Ethnoveterinary Medicine Training for Livestock Therapeutics. For ATI XII, the center were represented by Information Officer II, Mr. Jon Ian D. Belo and Organic Agriculture Technical Staff, Mr. Johnny H. Pasaquian.

The training was held at ATI-ITCPH, Lipa City, Batangas last August 5-7, 2019. During the 3-day training participants were able to identify different plants that can be used in herbal medicine. Aside from identification, the usefulness of each plant’s part were also discussed. Experiential learning were also implemented as participants had a hands-on activity in gathering plants, preparing it through Decoction, Infusion, Bolus, and Poultice. And lastly the application of prepared herbal medicines for livestock were practiced.

With this training, participants are equipped to re-echo to their own regions the viability of practicing ethnoveterinary medicine in the locality. Although it is a cheaper method than commercial veterinary medicine, its effectivity is on par with it, if given immediately to animals at the onset of symptoms.