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Vet docs want better labs for diagnosing animal diseases

By Chidi Nkwopara

OWERRI — The Veterinary Council of Nigeria, VCN, has called for the reinforcement of laboratories to assist in proper diagnosis of animal diseases in the country.
President of the Council, Professor Garbura Sharubutu, made the passionate appeal during the continuing education seminar organised for veterinary doctors in Owerri.

The VCN boss explained that the continuing education programme was a deliberate effort of the Veterinary Council to acquaint members of modern techniques in the profession.
The issues bordering on the welfare of animals and ways of preventing them from transmitting diseases to human beings were extensively discussed at the seminar.
Sharubutu expressed concern over the continuous abuse of animal rights in the country, as well as regretted that sick animals were even given medications without proper diagnosis, leading to a situation that ultimately endangers the lives of the animals and human beings.


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