The Cagayan Valley Health Research Consortium concluded the two-day "Training on Animal Handling and Salik-Lakbay to Animal Laboratories" on June 16, 2023 at Cagayan State University, Carig Campus.
In the morning, Dr. Abelardo P. Bas-Ong and Ms. Mary Ann M. Santos facilitated the hands-on training including the proper handling of animals, injecting anesthesia, techniques in drug administration, different sites in biological sample collection, demonstration of basic necropsy and showed slides of prepared histopathological samples.
Meanwhile, in collaboration with the Philippine Institute of Traditional and Alternative Health Care-Cagayan Valley Herbal Processing Plant (PITAHC-CVHPP), Plant Manager Mr. Brian B. Castrence led the afternoon's Lakbay-Aral which had given chance to participants the firsthand exposure to the integration of traditional and alternative healthcare practices and animal facility usage.
To further enrich the experience, Chief Dr. Gerly T. Zulueta of DA-Cagayan Valley Integrated Agricultural Laboratory (DA-CVIAL) welcomed the party in their agency as she showed them the different automated equipments and techniques in animal agriculture that would enhance productivity and sustainability.
By blending theoretical knowledge with real-world applications, the event successfully equipped the participants with the essential S&T skills and understanding on animal care and welfare.