UNAHCO vows more support for LGU veterinarians, livestock raisers PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 09 June 2015 09:08

By NONOY E LACSON

Univet Nutrition and Animal Healthcare Company (UNAHCO) will continue supporting efforts to improve and strengthen the livestock industry by partnering with local government unit (LGU) veterinarians and veterinary extension workers to ensure food safety and public health.

During the recently held  annual convention of the Provincial, City and Municipal Veterinarians League of the Philippines (PCMVLP) at the resort island of Boracay, UNAHCO stressed its support by donating P5 million worth of Univet products that will be shared by all the local government veterinarians who attended the conference.

“This should help our provincial, city and municipal veterinarians, and extension workers in the performance of their responsibilities,” according to UNAHCO Brand Manager Jolliver Degollado who presented the donation.

“UNAHCO recognizes their crucial role not only in controlling animal diseases but also in improving livestock production and food safety,” Dellogado said.

The donation consists of veterinary products like GenVet (generic veterinary medicines), Vetracin Ultima, and Jectran, which Degollado said would be very useful when veterinarians and veterinary extension workers conduct animal health missions in their localities.

UNAHCO has been a regular supporter of PCMVLP’s activities, including its annual conventions.

Dr. Pamela Hernandez, PCMVLP president, said the convention “aims to unite and synchronize veterinary services in local government units” by extending support to farmers, animal raisers, and stakeholders to improve productivity in the livestock industry.

This year’s PCMLVP convention had for its theme, “Reinventing Veterinary Services in the Local Government,” and focused on topics that look beyond the veterinarians’ usual responsibilities of animal welfare, health, and public safety.

Degollado said UNAHCO, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary with the theme “Kaagapay sa Tagumpay,” said the company intends to strengthen its partnership with local government veterinarians who are at the frontlines in the delivery of animal health services and ensuring food safety and security.

He said UNAHCO is also looking at ways to reinvent itself by offering more innovative products like Vetracin Ultima, which he describes as the ultimate swine antibiotic; Pigrolac with its ACS or Advanced Cooling System; and Yum Yum, which marks the company’s entry into the pet food market. — Nonoy E. Lacson