Ph veterinarian discovers how acupuncture improves fertility, increases milk in carabaos

Acupuncture has been found to improve the fertility of female carabaos and raise their milk output, prompting a noted veterinarian to promote the practice among carabao dairy farmers.

Dr. Jezie Acorda, who has been pioneering the use of acupuncture among carabaos and other ruminants, said he has proven that it increases the productive and reproductive performance of water buffaloes.

Speaking before an audience of predominantly veterinary medicine students and faculty at the University of the Philippines, Los Baños, recently, Acorda said this could be a big help to small farmers, who have to rely on a low-cost, yet natural and sustainable, system of production and veterinary medicine.

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