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The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Zootechnics of the CES University and the Government of Antioquia sent to the municipalities of Puerto Triunfo and Puerto Nare, in the Magdalena Medio subregion, a medical mission with 27 packages of cat food, 58 packages of cat food. dog and different medications to treat street animals, affected by compulsory isolation.

“The Antioquia Presente Corporation and the Faculty and in coordination with the Deputy Álvaro Múnera, joined efforts to bring humanitarian aid to the municipality of Puerto Triunfo on Thursday, April 16, 2020. During the Conference, a ton of animal feed was delivered and provided veterinary medical care in the area to animals that needed it ”, explained Dr. Jhon Didier Ruiz Buitrago, dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Zootechnics of the CES University.

Photo of Veterinary Doctors CES, helping stray animals in Magdalena Medio

Photography: Courtesy Diego Zuluaga

The services were provided on April 16 free of charge. More than 20 animals were treated, where for health reasons a dog had to be euthanized and a cat for kidney failure and a bitch with a transmissible venereal tumor were transferred to Medellín.

“The first thing we did when we arrived was to identify the animals that were in the worst conditions to start the procedures with them. Although our focus was stray animals, when the inhabitants of the sector began to see what we were doing, they began to bring their dogs and cats so that we could treat them, ” said Diego Zuluaga Araque, professor at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Zootechnics of our university.

Medical personnel from the Veterinary and Zootechnical Center of the U (CVZ) were in charge of receiving the animals transferred from these municipalities on the same day. There they were evaluated and the next day they were stable awaiting examinations.

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