Tag Archives: livestock

Pakistan: Floods engulf a country

Sharon St Joan of the Best Friends Network:

Fourteen million people in Pakistan, decease along with their animals, have now been affected by the worst floods in their history. In their August 10 report, “Pakistan evacuates flood zone as 14 million uprooted,” on the Bloomberg website, Khurrum Anis and Farhan Sharif, write that floodwaters are covering an area as large as Lebanon.

More here.

Helping animals up north

Guest post by Ms. E Anne S Killick, BVetMed MRCVS, UK

ShandurThis summer was my third visit to the northern areas of Pakistan. I have always enjoyed myself so much there – the people are so friendly and hospitable and, of course, the scenery is breath taking. Being a veterinary surgeon by profession I decided it would be very interesting to try and find out about the livestock problems and see if there was anything I could do to help. I spoke to my friend (who lives there) and contacted PAWS for some guidelines and then started canvassing the medicine suppliers in the UK. Novartis, CEVA and Animalcare were supportive of the cause and gave me some supplies to take. Continue reading