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Safe disposal of hazardous animals a priority of GLDA

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The Guyana Livestock Development Authority (GLDA), “in keeping with its mandate to promote greater efficiency in the livestock industry and provide enhanced services in livestock husbandry and health,” disposed of a flock of sheep categorized as improper and hazardous to other animals.

The Authority in a Press Release today (March 18) said when the animals were discovered, they were quickly confiscated and safely housed until it the appropriate time for disposal.

“The animals were held in a quarantined area at the Lenora Police Station to avoid exposure and contamination of other animals,” it noted.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Nigel Cumberbatch, said persons are being cautioned against illegal and unregulated livestock practices,  “as it not only threatens the health of other animals, but also the health of humans that would use the meat of these animals for consumption.”

GLDA stated that a total of six animals were given a combination of sedatives and general anaesthesia after which the bodies were incinerated at the GLDA veterinary service laboratory incinerator.

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