Veterinary Centre at Al Wafiya Begins Services
Veterinary Centre at Al Wafiya Begins Services
10/9/2011 12:00 AM

Al Wafiya Centre for Artificial Insemination and Embryo Transfer has begun receiving animals at the new building for treatment for infertility and pregnancy detection using the latest technology and veterinary know-how.

The centre, located on the Abu Dhabi Al Ain Road, provides free medical consultation and treatment for all types of farm animals, including camels, cows, horses, sheep and lambs.

The Centre provides diagnostic services and treatment using ultrasound sonar devices. The animal breeders turned up in large numbers to the centre as it is close to the farms and provides services free of cost.

Mohamed Jalal Al Reyaysa, Director of Communication and Community Service at ADFCA, said that providing a full range of support services for animal breeders was a key mission entrusted to the Authority when agriculture and livestock wealth was transferred to it. "ADFCA's top leadership always places emphasis on the importance of livestock wealth and the need for taking good care of it. It is very much a part and parcel of our vision for a sustainable livestock wealth for the emirate," he pointed out.

One of the objectives of the centre is to use embryo transfer for camels to not only preserve but also improve their distinctive hereditary qualities. The centre also conducts scientific research in artificial insemination technology on camel. The centre is also providing consultation and awareness services to animal breeders on reproduction of the animals and on the management of herds.

In addition to the resident veterinarians, the centre also has a veterinary team visiting farms for treatment and follow up of cases. It also offers artificial insemination services for cows using imported frozen semen of Jersey and Friesian.

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