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 25-28 September, 2018 | Singapore
WSVA8-0179
ANIMAL WELFARE
A SURVEY OF HUMAN AND ANIMAL CASUALTIES RESULTING FROM BITES OF STRAY DOGS IN THE MUNICIPAL AREA IN PALAKKAD DISTRICT, KERALA
D.J. Davis1
1District Veterinary Centre -Palakkad, Animal Husbandry, Palakkad, India
INTRODUCTION
There are nearly 1,197 stray dogs in the municipal area of Palakkad district in Kerala. It is also estimated that when no stray dog control measures are undertaken by the various civic bodies, there could be up to 25 per cent yearly increase in the numbers of stray dogs. Increasing numbers of stray dogs pose significant safety threat to both humans and domestic livestock and hence, mass killings of stray dogs by the public happen at times
OBJECTIVES
We intended to examine the magnitude of threat to public safety from the bites of stray dogs in the l area.
METHODS
For the same, we undertook surveys and collected data from print and visual media on all reported cases of stray dog bites from January 2015 till date.
RESULTS
WSVA8-0015
ANIMAL WELFARE
RABIES OUTBREAK PREVENTION SYSTEM BASED ON CUSTOMARY VILLAGE SOCIETY
N.I. Sitepu1, A.W. Sukron1, M. Ratnadi1, L.M. Sudimartini1, M. Restiati1
1Indonesia Veterinary Medicine Association, Animal Welfare Department, Denpasar, Indonesia
INTRODUCTION
Rabies outbreak prevention system based on customary Village Society is one of the options according to the Balinese people’s condition that still strong on the culture social life A disease prevention effort with approaching of the social culture of the society is very important, where is in this system the government and rural communities and indigenous peoples work each other to implement the Communication, Information and Education program (IEC). This is aimed to keep the public informed so they can participate to implement the basic principles of animal welfare, rabies vaccination program, and perform sterilization
OBJECTIVES
The objectives of this activities were to: understand the human-dog relationship in Bali about animal welfare, explore local knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAPs) relating to animal welfare and assess potential community-driven activities to optimize rabies control and surveillance
METHODS
These activities carried out by the Indonesian Veterinary Medicine Association Bali Region are: communication, information and education about animal welfare, rabies vaccination program and mass sterilization (Spay and Neuter)
RESULTS
The activities carried out by the Indonesian Veterinary Medicine Association Bali Region, has successfully campaigned on the importance of animal welfare, conduct mass sterilization programs, rabies vaccination program, and educational activities for villagers.
CONCLUSIONS
Rabies disease prevention approach to animal welfare community-based customary village society is a way that can be done in tackling the problem of rabies in Bali province.
43RD WORLD SMALL ANIMAL VETERINARY ASSOCIATION CONGRESS AND 9TH FASAVA CONGRESS
    Over the last ten month period, nearly 3800 humans and 459 domestic animals were reported to have suffered stray dog bites in the municipal area. In humans, males (60%) suffered more bites than females (40%). Compared to humans, in animals, the number of reported bite cases is severely underestimated, mainly because of the poor surveillance systems for recording animal casualities. Most of the reported animal cases were in domestic goats and only a lesser number were in domestic cows and dogs
CONCLUSIONS
Unless the local civic bodies undertake adequate measures to control the numbers of stray dogs, changing the public perception as well as opinion against the mass killings will remain an uphill task.
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