Using innovation to prevent disease in working animals
Sadly, preventable diseases like African Horse Sickness (AHS) take the lives of many working animals. Potential disease-causing bacteria and viruses thrive in humid environments. These climates can also home an increased population of midges, allowing diseases to spread further.
We must continue to administer vaccinations, working in collaboration with local vets and the government to reach as many working animals as possible.
We also need to provide essential medicine to animals like Biruk who are suffering with infectious disease.
In Ethiopia, SPANA helped develop the national ‘revolving medicine scheme’ through extensive work alongside the local government. This innovative scheme ensures that a steady and sustainable supply of quality veterinary medicine and equipment is available for SPANA staff and their partners to purchase.
Furthermore, by distributing information and training to communities about recognising the signs of disease, we can reduce the spread and treat animals in the early stages of infection.
Only with your support can we continue to pioneer new work to treat and prevent disease. SPANA estimates that thousands of working animals are dying needlessly every year due to a lack of owner awareness, simple vaccinations, preventative measures and veterinary care.
We are committed to protecting as many working animals as possible. But we can’t do this without you.
With your support, our vets can ease the suffering of infected animals and prevent the spread of deadly disease. Will you please donate today? Thank you so much.