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Provincial Veterinary Office

MISSION:
Our Office is committed to the pursuit of profitable and responsible livestock raising and pet ownership while keeping in mind animal welfare, the environment and public health.

 

VISION:
A province of responsible livestock and pet owners, producing and keeping quality animals humanely without damaging the environment and threatening public health.

 

MANDATES AND FUNCTIONS:

  • Control and prevent the outbreak of economically significant animal diseases.
  • Control and prevent the outbreak of diseases of public health concern.
  • Promote food safety through regulation of farms and slaughterhouses.
  • Increase income in the rural areas through livestock raising.
  • Upgrade livestock breeds in Bulacan to give the farmers better income in livestock raising.

 

PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS:

I. DISEASE OF ECONOMIC IMPORTANCE
A. PRRS, Hog Cholera, Hemosep, Mycoplasma, Surra, PED/TGE, FMD

  1. Backyard Biosecurity Program
    • Enlist and validate farm raisers profile, loacation and vaccine requirements
    • Distribution of biologicals and disinfectants
      • Mycoplasma
      • Hog Cholera
      • Porcine Respiratory and Reproductive Syndrome
      • Hemo Septecimia
      • Chemical disinfectants
  2. Sero-surveillance (FMD screening)
    • Collection of Blood Samples
      • Hog blood samples
      • Cattle/ Carabao blood samples
      • Sheep/goat blood samples
  3. Disease Outbreak Management
    • Investigation and Verification of Reported Cases
      • Coordinate with MLGU and Farm Owners
      • Investigation proper
      • Investigation of Reported cases, collection and submission of samples for Laboratory Analysis
      • Delivery of lab results
    • Vaccination of PCB

B. Caprine Arthritis Encephalomyelitis Prevention and Control

  1. Blood test of goat / sheep prior to shipment
    • Collection of Blood Samples
    • Submission of Samples to DA-BAI
    • Issuance of Shipping permits and laboratory results (neg.)
    • Quaratine (positive)

C. Surra Prevention and Control

  1. Blood test / Random Sampling
    • Collection of Blood Samples
    • Submission of Samples to DA-BAI
    • Treatment of Surra Positive Animals

II. DISEASES OF PUBLIC HEALTH IMPORTANCE
A. Rabies Prevention and Control

  1. Veterinary Medical Mission
    • Vaccination
      • Vaccination of Priority and Critical Barangays (PCB)/ request
        • Investigation & verification of Rabies Incidence
        • Scheduling of CPB prior to vaccination program
        • Conduct of Massive vaccination
      • Request vaccination of Barangay, Home Owners or NGOs
        • Scheduling of vaccination
        • Conduct of vaccination
    • Free animal consultation
    • Anti-mange and deworming
    • Neutering of pets
      • Enlist and validate pet health condition prior to neutering
      • Surgical procedure
  2. Information Education Campaign
    • Launching of Rabies Awareness Month
      • Attend meeting in LLN/ ML/ BHW
      • Distribution of flyers, posters and tarpaulins
    • Promote Provincial Diagnostic Lab, Free Neutering and Resp. Pet Ownership
  3. Dog Population Control
    • Advocacy for the Establishment and Operation of Dog Pound
      • Letter to LCEO to build & operate animal pound
      • Dog Catching Activity as per Request by LGUs
      • Neutering of pets from walk-in clients
        • Health evaluation of pets
        • Conduct of surgical procedure

B. Bird Flu, Ebola, Swine Influenza Prevention and control

  1. Blood test of pigeons, breeder quails and breeder chicken prior to shipment
    • Collection of blood and swab samples
    • Submission of samples to DA-BAI
    • Issuance of Shipping permits and labopratory results (neg.)
  2. Disease Outbreak Management
    • Investigation and Verification of Reported Cases
    • Coord. with MLGU and Farm owner
    • Investigation proper
    • Collection and submission of samples for lab. analysis
  3. Quarantine procedures
    • Quarantine of Affected premises
    • Institute necessary control measure
    • Regular monitoring of stocks and premises

III. REGULATORY
A. Farm Inspection

  1. Prior to issuance of Shipping permit
    • Implementation of Biosecurity Protocols
      • Vaccination
      • Disinfection
      • Mortality Disposal
    • Evaluation of animal health program/status
    • Registration to Animal Welfare
    • Quarantine/regulate non-complying farms

B. Slaughterhouse Monitoring

  1. Monitoring and surveillance of SLH as to operations
    • Monitoring of SLH
      • Coordinate with SLH personnel
      • Inspection of SLH focusing on cleaning and disinfection of SLH
      • Compliance to all-in-all-out policy
      • Traceability of all stocks
    • City Vets / Livestock Coordinators / Market Masters / Meat Inspectors / SLH Supervisors Meeting

C. Market Inspection

  1. Monitoring of Public/Private Markets looking for:
    • Meat brand
    • Meat Inspection Certificate
    • Certificate of Meat Inspection
  2. Conduct closure order
    • Hot meat surveillance for suspected illegal hot meat establishment/trader
      • Coordinate w/ MI, CVO, MAO, PNP and Barangay Officials
      • Conduct of occular inspection, apprehension and closure of illegal slaughterhouse / hot meat trader

D. Animal Movement Monitoring

  1. Supervision of mobile checkpoint teams manned by watchmen w/ emphasis on:
    • Animal Health Status
    • Travel Documents
    • Hot meat traders
  2. Condemnation of Sick animals /Hot meat
  3. Implementation of return-to-origin policy for non-complying haulers

IV. LABORATORY
A. Performance of Laboratory Services

  1. Collection of samples for examination
  2. Performance of Laboratory Services
    • Rabies Examination Test (DME)
    • Blood Examination
    • Parasitological

V. ANIMAL PRODUCTION
A. Carabao Upgrading Program for Meat and Milk

  1. Dispersal Monitoring
    • Fecal Collection
    • Blood Collection/sampling
    • Deworming of Dispersals
  2. Carabao Recipient meeting

B. Farmer Livestock School

  1. Letter of intent to MLGU to conduct FLS-Integrated Goat Management
  2. Conduct of weekly seminar
  3. Graduation of farmer goat raisers completed the module seminar

C. Massive Deworming Program

  1. Scheduling of mass deworming to all request/dispersals
  2. Conduct of mass deworming with injectable vitamins

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Dr. Voltaire G. Basinang
Department Head

Mailing Address:
Provincial Veterinary Office
Provincial Capitol Compound
Malolos City, Bulacan, Philippines 3000

Tel.: +63(44) 791-8166

Email: pvo@bulacan.gov.ph
            voltaire.basinang@bulacan.gov.ph

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