Enhancing animal health through collaborative effort

The subject group Animal Health at the North-West University (NWU) and North West Veterinary Services will be collaborating to enhance animal health initiatives.

Under the supervision of Prof Mulunda Mwanza, the objective of this collaboration is to train animal health technicians in advanced disease detection and eradication processes.

To this end, 41 animal health technicians underwent intensive training in contagious abortion and tuberculosis detection methods. The comprehensive programme comprised theoretical lectures and hands-on practical sessions at the NWU's Molelwane farm in Mahikeng.

Prof Mwanza emphasises the significance of this training within the broader context of national disease control efforts. “By empowering technicians with specialised knowledge and practical expertise, this initiative aligns with the government's agenda to mitigate the burden of diseases in the country's livestock population.”

He adds that this training marks the beginning of a sustained effort to have similar programmes in other provinces.

Prof Mulunda Mwanza


Submitted on Tue, 03/26/2024 - 13:22