MARINDUQUE PROVINCIAL VETERINARY OFFICE

Capitol Compound, Brgy. Bangbangalon, Boac, Marinduque

MARINDUQUE PROVINCIAL VETERINARY OFFICE - Capitol Compound, Brgy. Bangbangalon, Boac, Marinduque

A GIANT MOONFISH (Opah) A fish with a warm heart….

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It was on or about 5:30 in the afternoon of June 18, 2017 when the operatives of the Boac PNP informed the team leader of the Marinduque Animal & Wildlife Rescue Emergency Response Team to identify and conduct necropsy on a giant moonfish or Opah which was found dead in the shoreline of Brgy. Balaring, Boac, Marinduque. ACTION TAKEN : We took some vital information measured the giant fish and conducted necropsy procedures. The most significant findings were the plastic garbage eaten by this creature which was suspectedly mistaken as of that of a squid or a jelly fish, a main diet of an Opah. No other significant manifestation was observed in other organs. Measurements taken: Body Length….4.8 feet Body Width…..3.4 feet Weight …. Approximately 65 kgs. The moonfish (Opah) is a round and flat fish with a highly keeled and compressed body. Its body is covered with minute cycloid scales. This fish has a pointed snout with a small and toothless mouth. The moonfish dwells in depth of 164-1,312 feet with water temperature ranging from 46-72 degrees Fahrenheit. Juveniles are known to feed on pelagic invertebrates including crabs, larvae, as well as isopods and copepods.

 

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Sit-in dialogue with the “Liga ng mga Barangay” in the town of Torrijos…

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Sit-in dialogue with the Liga ng mga Barangay in the town of Torrijos together with the Philippine Information Agency regarding in the following activities to wit; 1. Info dissemination on RA 9482 (Anti-Rabies Act of 2007) 2. Strict implementation of Provincial Ordinance #38 s. 2002 (Provincial Rabies Ordinance) 3. Delineation of functions between agencies involved in rabies prevention, control and eradication program (maintenance phase of our rabies-free status) 4. Distribution of tarpaulins, brochures, flyers and other info materials 5. Pledge of commitments 6. Accidents involving stray dogs 7. Control and eradication of stray dogs 8. Suggestions from concerned citizen on stray dogs control 9. Complaint from concerned citizen on matters of vehicular accidents involving stray dogs 10. Timetable: 60 days starting today to implement all laws pertaining to stray dogs eradication

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Morning rescue of an adult male green sea turtle…

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Monday morning rescue of an adult male green sea turtle at Barangay Balanacan Mogpog Marinduque. The incident transpired at around 12 midnight several meters away from the fish landing port located in the same area by a fisherman. The Barangay officials reported the incident to the Marinduque Animal and Wildlife Rescue and Emergency Response Team, the marine animal is in good condition…it was tagged by personnel from the Department of Environment & Natural Resources and was released soon after..

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MARINDUQUE AMONG BEST RABIES PROGRAM IMPLEMENTER

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Marinduque was recognized as among Best LGU because of its commitment in maintaining being a rabies-free zone since it was declared in 2012. Recognition of the best implementer was made possible through the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)-BAI Stop Transboundary Animal Diseases and Zoonoses (STANDZ) Rabies Project with the aim of eliminating the disease by 2020. The awardees were assisted by Ronie Panoy, Chief of Field Operations Division, Helen Aceret, Chief of Regulatory Division; Dr. Maria Teresa Altayo, ACC III and Regional Livestock Focal Person and Dr. Hugo Untalan, Jr., Vet II, Regional Rabies Program Coordinator. – Denice Joelle Benosa, RAFIS, DA-RFU 4 MIMAROPA

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