BACHELOR OF VETERINARY MEDICINE STUDENTS TRAINED ON DRY-LAND HERD HEALTH AT ILRI-KAPITI
Date and time: 
Fri, 2019-05-17 (All day)
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ILRI-KAPITI

Figure 1: Dr. Kipchirchir of ILRI Kapiti explaining to leaners, the application of Weather and climate data for sustainable dry land production

Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVM) Final Year students attended a training on dry-land herd health at ilri-kapiti on May 17th, 2019. This field training was carried out under herd health field experiences with the main focus being dry-land herd health, field research management, field extension and dry-land disease control training. Dry-Land herd health field trainings more specifically serve to enhance practical experience for final (Fifth) year BVM students on extension and management practices in beef cattle, small ruminants and camel production in addition to learning how to manage ranching enterprises practicing conservation of wildlife as well. The students were given an active role in the planning of the activity so as to give them extra training on planning and execution of field extension activities which include; Field extension services and herd health management (Designing disease prevention and control programs, development of vaccination schedule, training farmers on disaster preparedness and training farmers on agribusiness management in livestock production); Clinical examination and management of diseases including abscesses, ectoparasite infestation, pneumonias, lameness, Malignant catarrhal fever and tick borne diseases; Management of treatment/animal vaccination sites including crush/restraint equipment requirements and sample collection; Management of research animals and research facilities.

Expiry Date: 
Wed, 2025-12-31 (All day)
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