The Brooke Hospital for Animals (BHA-Egypt) has been at the forefront of equine veterinary services provision in Egypt and the organization thrives on providing capacity building to veterinarians through its collaboration with governmental organizations.
Since 2014, the BHA Alexandria Clinic and the Veterinary Directorate in Alex (belonging to the General Organization for Veterinary Services – GOVS) have been working together to offer governmental veterinarians further knowledge and training in equine handling and animal welfare.
This year's training was held during the period from September 30 until October 2, 2017, at the Governmental Training Unit in EL-Max, Alex. Brooke professionals Dr. Ahmed Ismail, Alex Clinic Manager and Dr. Mostafa Mahgoub conducted the training, which offered 10 governmental vets valued support in their veterinarian work.
The first two days of the training focused on a number of theoretical principles including equines handling, animal welfare and animal five freedoms. The third day was conducted in the BHA Static Clinic in Alexandria where the trainees received more information on equine handling, Common equine diseases, treatment and prevention, and in related areas, such as animal’s behavior and integration with local communities. At the end of the day, the trainees toured the clinic and viewed the inpatient and outpatient facilities. They also had the opportunity to meet Alex staff and ask questions.
Through effective collaboration with GOVS, BHA-Egypt is able to reach more veterinary practitioners. That reach is helping communities in different governorates to better care for animals.