Treat a dog with scabies yourself

Lalitpur,May, 2018.

Are there dogs suffering from scabies/mange (lutho) in your neighbourhood and do you want to help them?

You can! And it’s not too difficult!
Warning: Whenever you touch a street dog make sure you are safe. Don’t give the dog a chance to bite you!
The medicine, Ivermectin, is widely available and easy to administer. You don’t have to touch the dog during treatment. Positive results are usually seen within a short period of time.
What do you need?
Buy Ivermectin tablets in one of the bigger (human) pharmacies. In Patan for instance you find the tablets in Alka and Sumeru Hospital pharmacies. They are available in 6, 8, 10 and 20 mg. Animal Nepal also provides them for free to volunteers.
How much should I give?
The dosage is 400 micro gram per kg, so give this much:
• Puppy of 1 kg: 0.4 mg
• Small dog of 10 kg: 4 mg
• Medium dog of 20 kg: 8 mg
• Large dog of 40 kg: 16 mg

How should I give the tablet?
Put the tablet in some food, like a piece of meat, a sausage or a piece of bread. You can also grind it and mix it with sweet milk or meat soup.
How often should I give the medicine?
You need to give 4 doses with an interval of one week. The total treatment takes 1 month. If the dog can be touched you can put a skin cream such as Wokazole to speed up the healing process.
Sometimes the skin disease returns after a year or earlier. You can then repeat the same treatment.
If any problem call our veterinarian (9801222307) or the Mobile Response Team (9801222306).

No rabies, no babies in Lalitpur

Lalitpur, May, 2018-
“No more rabies, no more babies.” That is the slogan of Animal Nepal’s Humane Dog Management Program in Lalitpur. During the past few years Animal Nepal spayed and vaccinated over 5000 dogs in the district. Now, teaming up with local government bodies, the organization makes the final push for a rabies and babies free Lalitpur.
With the support of the local government, Animal Nepal spayed and vaccinated 171 community dogs in the period 10-19 May 2018. The dogs underwent surgery in a Catch Neuter Vaccinate and Release (CNVR) camp at the office of the District Livestock Service Office (DLSO) in Lagankhel. The dogs were kept here for one night, and checked upon after release.
Chief of DLSO, Dr Mogul Prasad Sah, helped to support the spaying camp by allocating a budget and providing staff resources. His loving care and support is very much appreciated. DLSO joined hands with Lalitpur Metropolitan City (LMC) to create a strong foundation for such programs in future, when the livestock department becomes part of local municipalities
During the official launch of the program, Lalitpur Metropolitan City (LMC) Deputy Mayor Gita Satyal kindly committed financial assistance for similar camps to be held outside the Ring Road in the coming years.
LMC Chief Executive Officer Hari Prasad Dahal shared his conviction that a rabies free zone concept is great for both people and animals and requested the community people to a working environment to implement such zones.
AN Executive Director Uttam Kafle has shared the organisation’s working experience and described how the number of stray and community dogs in the LMC area has been reduced as a result. Since 2007, Animal Nepal spayed over 5000 dogs in its Humane Dog Population Management Program and reached a 75 percent coverage of female dogs. He says the dream of Animal Nepal to create a rabies and babies free Lalitpur is now close, but demands everyone’s support.
Animal Nepal’s team did a great job! It consisted of veterinarian Dr Sunil Thapa, vet technicians Kushal B.C., Sushant Acharya and Gautam Khatri, dog catcher Ramchandra Shrestha, as well as volunteers Janga and Rebant.
CNVR camps are a very effective and humane way to solve stray dog problems in Nepal. Animal Nepal encourages communities to organize CNVR camps, to create a country in which people and canines can coexist in peace.
Apart from the government bodies, Sneha’s Care also supported the program. The teams of Animal Nepal and Sneha’s worked hand in hand during the catching and surgery.

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the best equine owner of them all?

Lalitpur, May 2018
What is the best thing that can happen to a donkey, mule or horse toiling in a brick factory? Having a good owner! A responsible owner makes sure his animals don’t overwork, are not overloaded, have a nice shelter, get nutritious food, are treated when sick or injured and get a chance to rest, graze and play.
The equines belonging to Arman Kasgar from Hanuman Brick Factory are the lucky ones this year. Animal Nepal’s Equine Outreach Team recently honoured Mr Kasgar as the Best Equine Owner of Lalitpur district. Each year we select the best owners and handlers in the districts where we work and provide them with cash prizes, feeding buckets and tubs and equine food. The award ceremony acts as an incentive for owners and handlers to treat their equines even better.
The second Best Equine Owner this year is Guddu Kasgar from Shree Bajra Barahi (RM) Brick Kiln, while Rahis Kasgar from Gyan Brick kiln became the third prize winner.
The award program was organized on 12th May 2018 in the presence of some forty equine owners. Animal Nepal’s Executive Director Uttam Kafle distributed the cash prizes and certificates. “The award program is to motivate the participants to treat their hard working equines even better and more importantly to spread the message of welfare for these animals in such a harsh environment,” he said.
Equine Outreach Program Coordinator Dr. Atish Kumar Yadav explained the selection criteria to the participants and encouraged them to continue to treat their equines with care and respect. Other outreach team members present were Dr Sajana Thapa, para vets Tara Budhathoki, Prem Roka and Mana Nepali, assistant cum driver Ramchandra Shrestha and Communication Officer Nirmal Sharma.