USAID invests in ultrasound, x-ray machines for diagnostic care of PH wildlife | Inquirer News

USAID invests in ultrasound, x-ray machines for diagnostic care of PH wildlife

By: - Social Media Content Lead / @carlomolina_
/ 04:37 PM September 11, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has gained the backing of the United States government in its efforts to improve emergency and diagnostic care for rescued wildlife.

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has invested in new ultrasound and x-ray machines that will help environmental authorities in diagnosing diseases and injuries of rescued wild and exotic animals.

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“We sincerely thank USAID for their support in our advocacy and efforts to conserve, preserve, and protect the Philippines’ biodiversity,” said Dr. Glenn Maguad of the National Wildlife Rescue and Research Center (NWRRC).

Currently, turned over wildlife in Metro Manila and trafficked exotic animals confiscated at different entry points in the country are brought to the NWRCC in Quezon City for treatment and rehabilitation.

The USAID said the new machines will increase the efficiency and accuracy of the diagnosis being done by the rescue center’s veterinarians who take care of the animals. It will also improve the management and prevention of diseases.

“With these investments, the center no longer needs to outsource diagnostic services,” the USAID said in a Facebook post.

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