A free health camp for animals was organised by the Division of Animal & Fisheries Sciences, ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Umiam collaboration with Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Ri Bhoi at the Animal Health Clinic for Livestock farmers yesterday.
Around 85 tribal livestock farmers attended the programme from around nine villages of Ri-Bhoi, the aspirational district of Meghalaya where a majority of farmers are rearing pigs followed by poultry and cattle.
The resource persons discussed various issues of animal health and production. This was followed by an animal health camp where discussions were held regarding the health and disease status of animals with farmers, and gave them proper advice with free medicines.
Most of the farmers had issues regarding skin ailments, diarrheal diseases, stunted growth of their animals with few of them reporting cough, minor wounds etc. All the farmers received a copy of the Animal First AID manual.
The programme ended with the feed-back by the farmers. An open invitation was given to all the participants to re-visit the institute as and when required with any such animal health issues.
The programme was graced by Dr Samrendra Hazarika, Nodal officer, TSP; Dr Arnab Sen, In-Charge, Head, DAFS and Dr M Islam, Head, KVK Ri-Bhoi.