AWES Section Organized the 1st meeting with Private Sector Veterinarians in Al Ain
AWES Section Organized the 1st meeting with Private Sector Veterinarians in Al Ain
9/13/2011 12:00 AM

As part of the efforts at executing the strategic priorities of ADFCA and to "proactively build stakeholder network & knowledge sharing," AWES Section met with the private sector veterinarians in Al Ain.

Dr. Hamid Ragab Hamid, acting Manager, AWES Section, emphasized during his opening speech that these meetings contributed positively to deepen the partnership between ADFCA and its strategic partners.

Dr. Hamid deliveared a lecture entitled �Animal Wealth Sector: Functions and Roles." In the lectures, he highlighted the functioning of the Animal Wealth Sector and its strategic objectives and functions after reviewing the historical establishment of Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority. Thereafter, Dr. Hamid scrolled through the requirements of animal welfare set forth in the federal law No.16 of 2007 which include: provision of the appropriate housing and water and feed, necessary treatment and suitable transportation means. Moreover, the law states that leaving an animal to become stray is a legal offense. Dr. Hamid displayed with images some of the breaches of the animal welfare law practices.

Dr. Mohammed Shams- Al Din Sid Ahmed, an inspector in the AWES Section, delivered a lecture on the technical requirements for the private veterinary establishments. He reviewed the different technical requirements of the veterinary facilities set in the federal laws and ministerial decrees issued by the Ministry of Environment and Water, explaining the role of ADFCA in verifying the compliance of the private veterinary establishments in Abu Dhabi to these laws.

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