Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) is providing a variety of advanced veterinary services, alongside its participation, at the Al Dhafra Camel Festival currently being held at Madinat Zayed in the Western Region. The total number of cases that the Authority's veterinarians dealt with during the first day of the festival reached 1350, ranging from treatment, checkups, surgical operations, spraying of farms.
Among the main services offered by the Authority at the festival are on the spot check ups for Brucellosis before the camels change hands or are sold. The Animal Wealth sector of the Authority is maintaining direct contact with animal farms and breeders to provide them with mobile veterinary services that include veterinary checkups and lab tests at the farms, medicinal prescriptions and medicines and pesticide services in the farms. The authority is also offering lifting devices to move dead camels or those inflicted with sickness or fatigue as a result of long travel.
The Authority has taken up a special stall to disseminate details about the Animal Identification and Registration Services in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, a mandatory requirement for sheep and goats over one month old and cows and camels over two weeks. The devices on display include identification card and electronic displays and readers that operate wireless in order to avoid full proximity to the registered animal. Also on display and being distributed are instructive publications that seek to raise awareness among breeders and visitors about the state of the art practices in farms.
The Authority is also holding two awareness programs on best practices in feeding camels. The programs will be held by Dr. Faisal Al Barakat, Guidance Services specialist. These programs will be held on December 19th and 26th. Another talk will also be given on reproduction in camels.
The Development Sector of the Authority is also taking part in the festival with replicas of model farms and a variety of local products in fruits, honey, vegetables, dates and citrus fruits. Accompanying these displays are presentations on the model farms and the quality of local products.