KVK conducts animal health camp at New Peren village
DIMAPUR — A one-day awareness programme on important diseases of livestock and poultry-cum-animal health camp, sponsored under TSP, was conducted by KVK Peren, ICAR RC for NEH Region, Nagaland Centre, Jalukie, on February 9 at council hall, New Peren village.
Kevethito Rose, extra asst. commissioner of Peren, the special guest of the event, appreciated KVK Peren for organising the much-needed programme, stated a press release issued by KVK Peren.
The EAC encouraged the participants to avail the opportunities given by various departments and stakeholders for the wellbeing of their livestock.
Urging the livestock rearers to seek early preventive treatment of ailing animals, Rose also urged the villagers to go for large scale livestock rearing for sustainability.
Lily Lotha, director of SBI-RSETI, Peren, the guest of honour, highlighted in details the activities of SBI-RSETI and also encouraged the participants to avail the facilities provided in terms of training in piggery and poultry.
During the technical session, Dr. Tukheswar Chutia and Dr. Keneisezo Kuotsu of CVSc, CAU, Jalukie; Dr. Suiyipeube Mpom, farm manager, Pig Breeding Centre, Jalukie, and Dr. L Babita Devi spoke on the topics “Important diseases of pig and their management,” “Bio security management in livestock farming,” “Important diseases of cattle and their management” and “Important diseases of poultry and their management,” respectively.
As a part of the programme, farmer-scientist interaction was also held, followed by animal health camp.
Altogether, 58 participants (41 farmers and 17 officials) attended the programme. During the animal health camp, mineral mixtures, deworming drugs, antibiotics and other veterinary medicines were distributed to the farmers covering a total of 499 livestock including 57 pigs, 375 poultry, 43 buffalos, 22 cows and two dogs.
Earlier, Dr. L Babita Devi, CTO (Animal Science) and PI of the project, who chaired the programme, in her keynote address, briefed about the importance of awareness among the farmers about animal health.
Dr. KL Meena, PS and head, KVK Peren, delivered the welcome address and Z James Kikon, ACTO Soil Science, KVK Peren, proposed vote of thanks.