Aug 19, 2011, 1:33 PM
35 veterinary auxiliaries recently concluded a five-day capacity building workshop on their roles in veterinary practices at the Basse Veterinary Camp in the Upper River Region.
In his closing remarks, Dr. Abdou Ceesay, the programme co-ordinator, urged the participants to put all they had learned to good use. He said that they should now be aware how to identify certain types of diseases in livestock and administer basic treatments for same before the intervention of veterinary personnel. He said that they must act as intermediaries between farmers and the veterinary personnel themselves and report major health complications to allow for timely treatment.
For his part, Mr. Pierre Pouton, the training officer for the Natural Resources Development and Management Project, revealed that the workshop came about as a result of a series of participatory rural appraisal meetings conducted by the project which aimed to capacitise veterinary auxiliaries in various intervention sites.He implored them to represent the department well as they are ambassadors at their various intervention sites.
Speaking on behalf of the participants, Mr. Jallow assured the organisers that they will live up to expectations. He then commended them for the trust and confidence bestowed upon the participants and assured them that they would execute their duties properly.