Animal health camp held

MOPHAKHAT, Jun 30: Forty-three farmers participated in an ‘animal health camp’ organised here by the ICAR and the Longding KVK, in collaboration with the veterinary department, on Sunday.
Addressing the participants, the KVK’s animal science specialist Dr Tilling Tayo said “animal care requires more than feeding and housing them,” and called for giving due importance to the healthcare management of livestock in rural areas.
He said lack of animal healthcare leads to various diseases which could cause animals to die or have retarded growth.
He, however, said “animal health can be corrected or treated by spending Rs 40-50, instead of losing livestock worth thousands or rupees.”
KVK Head (in-charge) Dr A Kirankumar Singh presented a brief on the activities and services of the KVK, while Senior Veterinary Officer Dr C Arfila Tingkhatra spoke on various aspects of livestock farming, “in relation to disease management before and after outbreak of disease.”
She informed the farmers that “healthcare of animals is important in farming as the ratio and proportion of the profit margin could be affected.”
Plant protection scientist Dr Senpon Ngomle advised the farmers to form women SHGs “for better percolation of technology to a larger population to take the farming community towards scientific methods of farming for better production and productivity, and in turn boost the rural economy.”
During the programme, 67 pigs and 21 cattle were dewormed and given a vitamin-and-mineral mixture, and cattle were also treated for various ailments.
Mophakhat chief W Wangham, GBs, local leaders, and several officials of the veterinary department also attended the programme.