January 29, 2023

TABUK CITY, Kalinga – The City Veterinary Office (CVO) has heightened the alert in animal checkpoints as the ban on the transport of live carabaos and other carabao products is in effect.
 City Veterinarian Carmen Wanas has directed a 24/7 checkpoint of all vehicles transporting livestock to assure these products will not enter the city.
The CVO has coordinated with the police and other law enforcement agencies on the move.
Gov. James S. Edduba issued a ban on transport of live carabaos and other carabao products following reports of animal and human anthrax cases in Calassitan, Sto. Niño, Cagayan recently.
 The CVO immediately conducted monitoring and appealed to residents to report any suspected anthrax case in their area.
 The city is free of anthrax at the moment, the CVO said.
Health authorities warned persons exposed to infected carabao meat may contract the disease.
The ban may be lifted as soon as the cases in Cagayan are cleared, the order stated. – Larry Lopez