Vet section gets ready for sacrificial animals

DUBAI - The Veterinary Services Section in the Public Health Department of Dubai Municipality has started its preparations to receive sacrificial animals, which will be arriving through different entry points to the emirate of Dubai to mark the occasion of Eid Al Adha.

By (By a staff reporter)

Published: Sun 25 Jan 2004, 12:09 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 2:29 AM

A team of veterinary doctors and inspectors has been made ready to look into the entry of animals after conducting the necessary tests in order to ensure their safety.

The duty hours had been extended on Thursday and on last Friday, the staff was on full day's duty.

Full day duty has been assigned to the staff for next Friday also and for the Arafa Day.

In addition to this, the section will also provide other services during morning and evening, and offer emergency services after the regular duty hours.

The section has also informed importers and traders of animals to import cattle on time in order to fulfil rules and regulations, provide comfort to the animals and avoid rush and pressure during the days before Eid.

The Veterinary Services Section took the opportunity to reassure the public that the slaughtering process will be safe and hygienic, as everything will work systematically in line with the rules and specifications (especially as far as the imported animals are concerned).

The transporting of animals will be subjected to strict monitoring, as there will be veterinary examination on board the ships as well as in the transporting vehicles.

In addition to this, there will be a re-examination and spraying of anti-parasitical material to rid the animals of parasites, if any.

In order to ensure that the animals do not possess any diseases, the section will also take specimens from the animals for testing in the laboratories before giving permission to transport them safely to the market or other places for sale.

The markets under the municipality also undertake examination of the animals and spraying of anti-parasitical materials on animals brought there.

The procedure will continue during Eid days also, as the section has approved a special programme for Eid covering all the abattoirs.

All the animals will be subjected to veterinary examination before and after slaughtering in order to ensure that the meat is safe for human consumption.

Further information and enquiries can be directed to the section on phone 04-2891114 or through email on

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