Commercial livestock farmers and small livestock farmers need to ensure proper and timely treatment against livestock diseases to enhance quality animal productivity.
Commercial livestock farmers and small livestock farmers need to ensure proper and timely treatment against livestock diseases to enhance quality animal productivity. This was said during the launching of a veterinary pharmacy in the North Bank Region to respond to the needs of cattle farmers and herders, who want to access to quality and affordable medicines to boost animal production. Certified veterinary medicine outlets are important at ensuring growth of meat quality or dairy value chain in order to meet the market demand. It was highlighted that most Gambian rural livestock farmers tend to buy backyard or fake drugs from unauthorized dealer due to lower prices thus escalate the danger of poor quality meat and high post harvest of milk. In order to ensure the availability of proper animal medication, the Gambian government is planning to design a National Veterinary Council to ensure that right structures and drugs are distributed in the rural areas. It is important to ensure livestock welfare thus boost quality and foster competition in the sector.