Veterinary Varsity Organizes Animal Welfare Camp for Integrated Approach for Livestock Health
Directorate of Extension Education, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University organized an animal welfare camp at village Dhaner (Barnala) under ICAR sanctioned project “Integrated Approaches for Livestock Development: Farmer’s Context” under Farmer FIRST model. Dr. H K Verma, DEE cum nodal officer of project said that five villages of Mehal Kalan block were selected for providing healthcare, nutritional interventions and training to rural farmers. In this series, a step was taken by organizing animal welfare camp. In this camp, animals were treated for Gynecological, medicine and surgical problems. A total of 87 animals including cattle, buffalo, goats, dogs were treated in this camp. The farmers were also acquainted with balanced diet for their animals, correct method of acaricide application. A team comprising of Gynecologist, surgeon and veterinary physician treated the animal’s cases like upward fixation of patella, repeat breeding, anoestrus, mastitis. hygroma, worm and tick infestation were predominant one.
Dr S K Kansal, Principal Investigator of the project said that scientists from ATARI, CIPHET & PAU, and Ludhiana will also contribute towards complete upliftment of the beneficiaries. Activities like the nutritional interventions & field days are already going on in operational area of the project for beneficiaries of the area. The Sarpanch of village S. Jasminder Singh appreciated the innovative act for taking care of animal health care at doorstep and thanked the team for same. Dr Rajesh Kasrija, Incharge of the camp thanked the local staff of Animal Husbandry Departments and villagers for their cooperation and his team for doing a good job.