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Exposure visit and Awareness programme on Rabies

To create awareness on rabies among the school children, a programme was arranged at Krishi Vigyan Kendra,North Goa, in collaboration with primary health centre (PHC) , Corlim on 30th June 2017 . Shri. H.R.C Prabhu, Programme Coordinator I/C KVK , in his welcome address the advised the students to spread the information on regular anti rabies vaccination of pets and animal birth control to stop further breeding . Animal Birth Control operations is one of the best method to check the dog population . Dr.Yogesh Desai , Medical Officer , PHC ,Corlim, gave lecture on rabies in human beings and its preventive measures. He also explained the pathophysiology of the rabies in human beings and facilities available at Primary Health centres for prevention of Rabies i.e. free post bite anti rabies vaccinations . Dr . Udharwar Sanjaykumar , SMS (Animal Science ), spoke on rabies in dogs and other domestic animals and its preventive measures . He explained in detail about furious and dumb form of rabies and advised all the school children about anti rabies vaccination to their puppies at the age of 3 months and later on booster once in a year so as to avoid complications of rabies .The students were also shown the special vehicle with operation theatre by Dr.Ishant Korgaonkar from World veterinary Services , a NGO working under mission rabies and practically demonstrated the animal birth control operations. A total of 37students from Saint Jesus and Merry Convent School , Corlim attended the programme .

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