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GLDA and U.S team conduct veterinary outreach in Region 3

GEORGETOWN – The Guyana Livestock Development Agency (GLDA), in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy’s Humanitarian Assistance Program (HAP), conducted a two-day veterinary training seminar and a livestock veterinary treatment outreach in Region 3 from July 15 to 20, 2013. 

During the veterinary seminar, the HAP team provided GLDA veterinarians with refresher training in areas such as basic microscopy techniques, deworming strategies, and basic parasitology.  The session served as an excellent forum for information exchange on such topics and effective husbandry techniques.  

GLDA Region 3 veterinarians and the HAP also conducted on-site, livestock, clinical assessments and on-site treatments for gastro-intestinal nematodes and ecto-parasite infestations in West Coast and West Bank.  Region 3 GLDA veterinarians provided educational awareness to livestock owners on animal husbandry practices, basic parasitology, and the economic value of preventive veterinary care. 

According to CEO of GLDA, Dr. Dindyal Permaul, and the HAP Director, both entities are looking forward to future collaboration between the U.S. Embassy and GLDA to provide livestock clinical and treatment support to the local livestock owners in Guyana