Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) has provided veterinary services of various types to 1100 camels during its participation at the Al Dhafra Annual Festival and camel beauty contest. ADFCA participates every year in the festival and offers logistical and medical services to the camels and other livestock.
Ahmed Abdul Karim Al Sharaf, Acting Director of Communication and Community Service at ADFCA said a total of 250 auditors benefitted so far from the services of the Authority, which ranged from medical treatment, spraying of animals and farms to blood tests and surgery.
Al Sharaf revealed that ADFCA's veterinarians treated 180 camels for various diseases, besides cleaning and spraying 757 camels and conducting blood tests for 158 camels to rule out brucellosis. "Throughout the festival, the Authority's Animal Wealth sector is offering veterinary services to animal owners, including the transfer of dead and travel-fatigued animals," he added.
ADFCA is also showcasing the latest methods and programs of animal identification and registration. The program is compulsory for all sheep and goats older than one month and cows and camels older than two weeks. A number of educational publications covering the entire range of veterinary care are also disseminated by the Authority at the festival. These are in addition to the overall supervision on all food-related activities at the event.