BAHWs of Sultan Kudarat Ready to Restrain and Administer Animal Health Care Service

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Administering of animal medicine for large ruminants.

BAHW participant in administering of dewormer for large ruminants.

TANTANGAN, South Cotabato - In a given community, livestocks are raised at the comfort of a family’s backyard. Due to limited manpower of local municipal agriculture offices, Agricultural Extension Workers (AEWs) needs support from their local community.

To augment the work force shortage in keeping animals healthy, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) XII conducted a training on Skills Development for Barangay Animal Health Workers (BAHW) of Sultan Kudarat to equip them with basic animal health care services.

Additionally, BAHW participants were also taught on basic veterinary practices, maintaining animal health records, identification and control of diseases, and preparation and application of ethnoveterinary medicine to animals.

The 3-day training was filled not only with practical knowledge but with actual demonstration of administration of medicine and other activities related in animal health.

The activity was held on September 10-12, 2019 at ATI-RTC XII, San Felipe, Tantangan, South Cotabato and was attended by 32 BAHWs from Sultan Kudarat.