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Free anti-rabies vaccination camp conducted

Special Correspondent

Photo: M. Periasamy

A doctor administering anti-rabies vaccine to a dog at the Veterinary Hospital in the city on Monday to mark World Veterinary Year celebrations. —

Coimbatore: As many as 215 dogs including pet dogs, stray dogs and canine sleuths of the Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad (BDDS) were administered free anti-rabies vaccination to mark the World Veterinary Year celebrations.

The year 2011 has been named and commemorated by the Global Veterinary Community in recognition of the 250 {+t} {+h} anniversary of the foundation of the World's First Veterinary School in Lyon-France at the initiative of Claude Bourgelat.

To coincide with the day of the official opening ceremony of the World Veterinary Year taking place in the ‘Palais des Congress” of Versailles France, the Veterinary Year celebrations are being held and a free anti-rabies vaccination camp was conducted at the Veterinary Poly Clinic, near Town Hall.

The camp was organised in association with the Tamil Nadu Veterinary Assistant Surgeon Association of Coimbatore chapter.

The camp was inaugurated by Dr. Shanmuga Sundaram, former Vice-Chancellor of TANUVAS, in the presence of N. Kannan, Superintendent of Police, Coimbatore, S. Prabhakaran, Deputy Commissioner of Coimbatore Corporation, and M. Elanchezhian, Regional Joint Director of Animal Husbandry.

Senior veterinarians and veterinary officers of the Animal Husbandry Department took part.

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