Gyeonggi Province to operate animal medical support team to minimize summer heat damage to livestock farms
Createdd 2022-07-01 Hit 19
○ Gyeonggi Province will organize and operate an animal medical support team during the summer season starting from July.
– Swift medical support and additional disease control services to help affected livestock farmers
– Medical and infectious disease control supplies for animals
Gyeonggi Province announced on July 1 that it will operate an animal medical support team during the summer season in order to prevent and mitigate damage to livestock farms caused by seasonal natural disasters such as heat waves, torrential rains, and infectious diseases.
In response to the growing scale of damage caused by seasonal disasters, which have been exacerbated by climate change and other factors, this medical team will be tasked with minimizing damage to livestock farmers by providing prompt medical services and preventing disease outbreaks.
The animal medical support team will be comprised of state veterinary inspectors, public veterinarians, and officials from the local branch of the Korea Federation of Livestock Cooperatives. The team officially starts operation on July 1 and will function until such services are no longer required.
The team will respond to reports from livestock farms impacted by seasonal disasters such as heat waves and torrential rains, and conduct on-site inspections of related damage. It will also perform veterinary examinations to monitor the health of animals.
The team will not only provide emergency medical services, but also deliver a range of veterinary medicines including antibiotics, antipyretics, immune boosters, and painkillers, as well as quarantine goods such as fly/mosquito repellents and diagnostic kits.
Any livestock farm seeking assistance can contact the livestock department of their local city/county offices or the Gyeonggi Animal Sanitation Lab.
“The summer season is when livestock farms are exposed to various risks due to heat waves, torrential rains, and the weakened immunity of livestock animals,” said a Gyeonggi Province official. “We need to pay more attention to breeding management, the prevention of infectious diseases such as African swine fever, and disinfection measures. We urge the active participation of local city/county governments and farmers to minimize potential damage during this season. We will also do our part to help livestock farmers in need.”
Meanwhile, Gyeonggi Province is undertaking various initiatives to minimize damage to livestock farms caused by summer climate disasters. It has partnered with associated organizations, operates National Disinfection Day, and sends text messages with information on breeding management.