Monday, September 20, 2010
The microchip implant is fixed on the left arm region of pets, it is placed just below the skin,while in livestock,the implant is in form of tags ,this is usually placed on the ears. These implants can then be identified using scanners.
The microchip implants play an important role in animal. The uses of the implants are enormous and they include 1) identification of pedigree . 2) tracking of animals into and out of acountry.3) reunification of loss but found animals with owners. 4) easy verification of pedigree of animals cum ownership,to prevent dog theft.
The animal world is undergoing a positive turn around,it called microchip in pets. What? Micro chip in pets, is about identification and registration such that animals can easily be traced and monitored. The microchip allows the information of the animals to be stored in adatabase for proper record purposes.
Friday, September 10, 2010
One world one health, the American veterinary medical association describes it as " the collaborative efforts of multiple disciplines working locally.,nationally and globally to attain optimal health for people,animals and our environment".
One world one health,simply put, animal health is human health. Why is there an increase awareness about links between animal and human health? The reason is simple,there are emerging diseases which are zoonotic, the most recent is highly pathogenic avian influenza(HPAI). The causes of this links include, changes in ecosystem,forest encroachment,rapid urbanization,and international trading in animal products.
The rapid response team(rrt), this comprise of a veterinarian, a medical officer,a nurse, a medical epidemiologist, a laboratory epidemiologist,a wild life expert and an environmetal officer. This team has the sole objective to curtail emerging diseases and to proffer solution when there is an incidence. The rrt has a leader of the team and all members have defined responsibilites. The rrt is the result of the one world,one health collaboration.