Professional veterinary services include care of both domestic and farm animals including horses. Vets offer advise on the health of your animals, including pets, and also supply the medicine your animals may need. Find comprehensive and dedicated services for farmers and smallholders across Zambia who raise dairy cattle, beef cattle, sheep, goats, pigs and poultry, to improve the health and welfare of Zambia’s animal herds. Vet services are often mobile and can assist with importing and exporting of pets, with cages for pet travel, microchip identification and collars for easy identification.
Clinical health services and the provision of veterinary drugs are the closest to being pure private goods. The economic and institutional framework of the livestock industry is quite different in several respects in developed and developing countries.
The subsistence nature of the livestock industry in developing countries, and the threat of serious outbreaks of contagious diseases are all problems that need to be confronted in designing reforms. Reforms need to recognize the need to develop the private veterinary service and to phase-in cost recovery measures. Para-veterinary technicians can play an important role in the privatization process in developing countries.
Veterinary services fall into four main categories:
In most developed countries, where private veterinary practitioners provide by far the largest share of services to livestock owners, governments retain special services connected with the:
Veterinary Services also play a central role in ensuring the responsible and prudent use of veterinary medicinal products, including antimicrobial agents. This helps to minimise the likelihood of non-compliance regarding veterinary drug residues in food of animal origin and the development of antimicrobial resistance.
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