Conference on wild rabies in San Martín dedicated to Veterinarian’s Day celebration
On July 8 is the Veterinarian's Day celebration in Peru,
On July 8 is the Veterinarian's Day celebration in Peru, which coincides with the date of the founding of the Veterinary Medical College of the country. In order to celebrate the 51st anniversary of the institution and very special day at the same time of the veterinary community, several events were organized.
In the framework of these events San Martín Veterinary Medical School invited Dr. Lilian Chea, director of SENASA to a radio to give a speech regarding the situation of wild rabies in Peru. This type of disease is one of the most important problems in Peru, as it causes death of people and economic losses of farmers market due to the death of their animals.
In this radio conference Dr. Chea mentioned that “in this region there are many small producers that are straggling because of the rainy weather, the lack of asphalted roads, and the lack of warnings for the expected bad weather” … These are some of the factors that they may face while fighting against rabies.
According to above mentioned issues, the National Agrarian Health Service (SENASA) has deployed a strategy that includes: vaccination, control activities for hematophagous bats, training of producers and managers of animals’ factories, signing agreements with veterinarians and agricultural technicians who work as vaccinators representing the authority, attention of notifications and sanitary control.
Dr. Chea concluded and stressed the vital importance of the control and training campaigns that have been and still are conducting in dealing with rabies.