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Agreement Sees Vets Get More Training

Agreement Sees Vets Get More Training
May 20
10:26 2017

A Memorandum of Understanding will soon be finalised that will see new veterinaries get more training and exposure to animal care.

Future Farms Ltd Rooster Poultry and Fiji National University’s College of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry will finalise the signing.

Future Farm Ltd, trading as Rooster Poultry, general manager, Stanley Raniga, announced this on the back of World Veterinary Day celebrations in Koronivia, Nausori where he was chief guest.

He said Rooster Poultryhad embarked a graduate trainee programme where local graduates would get first-hand experience on areas including antimicrobial resistance management.

It comes in line with the day’s theme: Antimicrobial Resistance – from Awareness to Action.

“Antimicrobial Resistance is a growing concern for human and animal health. He added that the availability and use of antimicrobial drugs in animals and crop production is essential to both health and productivity,” Mr Raniga said.

“As per the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations, antimicrobial drugs contribute to food security, food safety and animal welfare, and in turn, to the protection of livelihoods and the sustainability of animal and crop production.

“Infections that were once lethal are now treatable. To prevent antimicrobial resistance, Veterinary Services including Veterinarians and Veterinary Paraprofessionals have a key part to play in the fight against antimicrobial resistance through their role in regulating and supervising the use of antimicrobials, offering professional advice to farmers and animal owners and collaborating with the human health sectors.”

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