Extension is an important element of the veterinary programme of DCA. Creating awareness among the farmers is an essential prerequisite for a healthy livestock population.D1 ExtensionExtension also effectively promotes the services of the veterinary field units by increasing demand. From 2008, a special Extension Core Team has been established within DCA. This team has raised the extension activities to a new and professional level. Both VFU staff, as well as special extension workers, are engaged in extension activities. All DCA extension workers are mutually linked into a robust extension system and this extension is demand driven and needs based.