ICAR-NRCY holds awareness prog for yak rearers

DIRANG, Mar 11: The Yak rearers of Tawang district were educated about infertility management in yaks by the experts and scientists of ICAR-National Research Centre on yak (ICAR-NRCY) during a programme at Tsurmang under Jang subdivision on 9 March.
They were made aware of different infertility issues in yaks and their preventive measures.
Later, all the 30 yak rearers, who attended the programme were distributed veterinary feed supplements and medicines to prevent infertility problems in yaks.
The second programme was organized at Chagar on scientific feeding and management of yak, particularly during winter.
Each one of the yak rearers was provided with 100 kg common salt and 50 kg concentrate yak feed.
A similar programme was also held at Paibrovillage on 10 March, wherein 30 yak rearersattended and received same amount of common salt and yak feed.
A yak health camp was conducted on 10 March at Mangkang-Tse. During the programme, yak rearers interacted with the scientists regarding major diseases of yaks and their preventive measures.
Thirty yak rearers were provided with wound healing ointments, sprays, vitamins, anti-diarrhoeal, anti-parasitic drugs, etc.
These programmes were organized under the Tribal Sub Plan (TSP) scheme of the institute in collaboration with the state Animal Husbandry, Veterinary and Dairy Development Department, Tawang.
Veterinary officer Dr Thupten Tashi of Jang Thingbu CD block with other staff of the department were actively involved in conducting all the programmes.
Scientists of the institute, Dr D Medhi and Dr Sourabh Deori coordinated these programmes.