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Dr. San Jose publishes paper on Pet owners’ awareness on Anti-rabies Act of 2007


The paper titled, “Pet owners’ awareness on RA 9482 (Anti-Rabies Act of 2007) in Magalang Pampanga,” primarily authored by Dr. Remedios San Jose has been published by Heliyon Journal in their May 2019 issue. Heliyon is a fully open access multidisciplinary journal published and distributed by Elsevier. The paper is available for download from, Science Direct and ResearchGate and indexed by PubMed, Scopus and Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) for widest possible audience. The Journal’s impact factor through Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) is 0.634 and 0.426 in SCImago Journal Rank (SJR).

This achievement clearly reflects Dr. San Jose’s dynamic character as a faculty of PSAU-CVM. Congratulations, Dr. Rem. (RPCarandang)

PSAU-CVM hosts 1st Philippine Smallhold Cattle Raisers Congress


PSAU-CVM in partnership with DA-ATI and BAI hosted the “1st Philippine Smallhold Cattle Raisers Congress: Streamlining the Philippine cattle industry through a more progressive and productive smallhold cattle sector” on June 19-20, 2019 at the Bren Z. Guiao Multi-purpose Hall of the Pampanga State Agricultural University. With the theme “Streamlining the Philippine Beef Cattle Industry through a More Progressive and Productive Smallhold Cattle Sector”the two-day event aimed to initiate the development of the Philippine cattle industry into higher level of livestock farming efficiency.

The event was attended by more than 200 participants that were affiliates of the LGUs of Pampanga, veterinarians and other staff of different provincial veterinary offices, faculty members of several SUCs, smallhold cattle raisers and large scale beef cattle operators. An opening ceremony was conducted in the morning of the first day and it was graced by BAI director, Dr. Ronnie Domingo, PSAU VP for Planning, Dr. Rogelio Cosio, and the dean of CVM, Dr. Maria Fe S. Bulao . The opening ceremony was followed by the plenary sessions in the afternoon. The topics in the plenary sessions mainly focused on the development initiatives in the beef cattle industry as well as the possible financing schemes for the smallhold cattle raisers. A simple socialization party was also held in the evening of the first day.

The presentations on the second day dealt on the technicalities of raising beef cattle. Topics about beef cattle management, feeding practices, upgrading programs, artificial insemination, farm waste management and guidelines on marketing and importation were presented. An open forum was held at the end of the morning and afternoon sessions to accommodate the queries from the participants. The event officially ended with closing remarks from the chairman of the congress, Dr. Jorge S. Villamil.(KCRSantos)

USSEC and PCPP conduct technical outreach program on poultry nutrition and diseases

PCPP members and participants on the 2nd-day of the seminar-workshop on Poultry Nutrition and Diseases held on May 30-31, 2019 at PSAU-FTC.

A two-day training-seminar on Fundamentals of Animal Nutrition and Feed Formulation and Poultry Nutrition and Diseases was conducted by the US Soybean Export Council (USSEC) and Philippine College of Poultry Practitioners (PCPP) in cooperation with Pampanga State Agricultural University on May 30-31, 2019 at the PSAU Farmers Training Center. The seminar aimed to impart practical knowledge on the importance of providing proper nutrition to animals to practicing veterinarians, faculty, and students of PSAU. The dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Maria Fe S. Bulao, welcomed the participants and guests while PSAU president, Dr. Honorio M. Soriano Jr., delivered a message expressing his gratitude to USSEC representatives and PCPP members for holding their technical outreach program in the campus.

On day 1, Dr. Basilisa Reas, senior technical consultant of USSEC SEA, delivered an overview of the seminar and its components. She also gave the specific objectives of the seminar workshop and provided points to level off the expectations of the participants. She reiterated that one of the goals of the seminar workshop was to enlighten the participants especially the veterinary medicine students of the significant roles of nutritionists and feed formulators in the industry. A backgrounder on the USSEC, feed and animal industry status and outlook in the Philippines were presented by Dr. Benito Oliveros, country representative of USSEC Philippines. Various lecture presentations were also given by reputable speakers: Amelita R. Galban and Dr. Marie Josephine Milagros B. Cruz, who are both nutritionists, gave a lecture on basic animal nutrition : raw materials, nutrient requirements and practical feeding of swine and poultry, respectively; Dr. Basilisa P. Reas discussed the role of US soybean on nutrition, quality and performance in swine and poultry; Dr. Divina Gracia V. Boydon shared the value of recording and production parameters in swine raising; and Dr. Benito Oliveros talked about quality control parameters for soybean and SBM. The day was concluded by Mr. Eric Ruiz who facilitated the introduction and principles of basic feed formulation and demonstrated feed formulation using a software.

The second day of the activity was graced by the members of the PCPP. Dr. Renato Rollan, PCPP president opened the morning session with an introduction of the PCPP and an update on the Philippine poultry industry status and perspective for 2019-2020. A representative from the Bureau of Animal Industry, Dr. Anthony Bucad shared the agency's experience in implementing measures to counter the impact of the Avian Influenza (AI) outbreak in Pampanga. Dr. Mel Umandal delivered an extensive lecture on emerging poultry diseases which was followed by Dr. Nancy Romano who discussed the nutritional and metabolic diseases in poultry. Dr. Joy Arandia-Literato discussed meat hygiene and safety guidelines and reminded the participants to always be mindful of meat safety. Dr. Arnel Bustamante shared pointers in setting-up poultry experiments, while Dr. Sol Benigno and Dr. Lina Policarpio shed light on the career opportunities for poultry practitioners in the Philippines and abroad.

The successful two-day seminar workshop was packed with knowledge and insights from diverse experts in animal nutrition and poultry medicine. (KKDRomero)

PSAU-CVM 2019 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Graduates


Ms. Gabrielle Allison David and Mr. Christian Angelo Bondoc have been conferred the degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine during PSAU’s commencement exercises on April 12, 2019.

Likewise, seven other DVM students were endorsed as mid-year graduates after completing all their academic requirements. They are: Dan Alexander Arato, Ralph Lauren Cruz, Syrelle Anne Dela Cruz, Reynan Brian Gozun, Virlin Jay Lion, Coleen Samson, and Lee Adams Sicat.

All nine doctors are presently gearing up for the DVM licensure examination in August 2019. The PSAU-CVM wishes them all success and congratulations in advance. (RPCarandang)

PPSAU-CVM faculty attends PVMA 2019

Dr. Neil C. Tanquilut presents his paper during the technical break-out session on poultry (left) and Dr. Remedios D. San Jose receives her certificate as poster presentor (right).

Eight PSAU-CVM faculty members attended the 86th Philippine Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA) Scientific Conference and Annual Convention held at the Iloilo Convention Center, Iloilo City on February 20-22, 2019. The faculty members were: Dr. Jorge Villamil, Dr. Geraldine Sanchez, Dr. Maria Fe Bulao, Dr. Precy Magtoto, Dr. Rogelio Carandang Jr., Dr. Monica Gonzales, Dr. Neil Tanquilut and Dr. Remedios San Jose. The three-day event themed, “Quality Animal Care for a Quality Life” aimed to equip veterinarians the skills and knowledge related to their fields of specialization by conducting various activities and technical sessions.

Dr. Villamil and Dr. Tanquilut shared their expertise during the technical break-out sessions through their paper presentations on “Managing Bovine Reproduction and Fertility” and “Risk-based Quarantine Assessment of Biosecurity in Broiler Farms in Central Luzon”, respectively. The faculty members also actively participated in the poster presentations with Dr. Tanquilut’s poster on “Defining the Importance of Dogs Under One Year of Age in Rabies Control and Prevention: Local Community Experience in Selected Barangays in Magalang, Pampanga” and Dr. San Jose’s poster which tackled ”Pet Owners’ Awareness on RA 9482 (Anti-Rabies Act of 2007) in Magalang, Pampanga”.

The next PVMA will be held at SMX Convention Center, Davao City on February 19-21, 2020. (MNGonzales)

PSAU-CVM wins the “26th PARAmihan ng Alam Quiz Contest”

26th PARAmihan ng Alam Quiz Contest winners (Jenalyn Joy S. Dizon, Mari Ciela Elyze C. Tuazon and Kier D. Tayag) together with the CVM faculty members (Dr. Pineda, Dr. Santos and Dr. Magtoto), UPLB Parasitology professors and UPACS officers

Indeed, the achievements of the students is a reflection of the quality of education offered by the school. With the support of the university and the college, the PSAU-CVM team emerged as champion for the third consecutive year in the annual parasitology quiz contest, “26th PARAmihan ng Alam Quiz Contest”, hosted by the UP Alpha Chiron Society (UPACS), held on February 11, 2019 at the CVM Communal Building Lecture Room, University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), Los Baños, Laguna.

The three-man team was composed of Mari Ciela Elyze C. Tuazon, Kier D. Tayag and Jenalyn Joy S. Dizon. The quiz contest revolved on questions about Veterinary Entomology, Protozoology and Helminthology. The event was participated by students from the different veterinary schools across the country. Other winners were from prestigious schools like Central Luzon State University (2nd runner-up) and UPLB (3rd runner-up). The PSAU-CVM team received P10, 000 cash, trophy and other prizes from the sponsors of the event.

Activities such as this serve as an inspiration to other students to keep doing their best towards academic excellence. (APPineda)

PSAU-CVM conducts free neutering of pets


The PSAU-CVM team of faculty extensionists and student clinicians have been making the rounds in different barangays in Magalang conducting free neutering (castration and spay) of pets. The CHED-DARETO funded activity commenced in November 2018 and has since covered nine out of the 27 barangays in the municipality.

Canine and feline population control is conducted alongside anti-rabies vaccination in aid of rabies elimination. For rabies vaccination to be successfully, it is recommended that as much as 70% of the canine population should be vaccinated in a given area. In order to make this achievable, pet population control is recommended.

Prior to the conduct of the activity, the PSAU-CVM coordinates with barangay officials for the schedule and venue and the dissemination of information to pet owners. The team is scheduled to visit the following barangays to conduct the said activities: San Pedro 1 (July 2), San Nicolas 1 (July 9), San Nicolas 2 (July 12), Dolores (July 12), and Navaling (July 19). (RDSanJose)

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