Veterinary Association appeals to Bauchi govt for modern veterinary clinic

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 Mansur Ismail

Veterinary Association appeals to Bauchi govt for modern veterinary clinic

By Ahmed Ahmed

The Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association (NVMA), Bauchi State chapter, has appealed to the state governor, Bala Mohammed, to construct a modern veterinary clinic to improve animal healthcare delivery in the state.

Dr. Mansur Ismail, the vice chairman of the association in the state made the appeal during a press conference to commemorate the 2022 World Veterinary Day Celebration on Friday in Bauchi.

Ismail said that the theme of the 2022 World Veterinary Day is “Strengthening Veterinary Resilience.”

He lamented that the state capital and the 20 councils were still using dilapidated structures as Veterinary clinics without facilities, stressing, “this was not ideal.”

“We need Modern Veterinary with facilities, laboratories to improve service delivery of livestock in the state.

“The association is calling on the state government to redeem the earlier promise for the construction of well-equipped veterinary clinics in the 20 local government areas of the state,” the chairman said.

He lamented what he described as gross violation of animal rights, welfare, food insecurity and prevailing increase in the number of emerging and reemerging infectious zoonotic diseases, adding that the versatility in the work of veterinarians was more than clinical care of animals.

“They are known to play roles in food inspection and safety, prevention and management of risks at the animal-human interface, animal rights and welfare, scientific research, conflict resolution between farmers and herders to mention a few. Thus, veterinarians operate in all sectors of the society,” he said.

 

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