Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Animal Welfare Camp by GADVASU at Umedpur-Dugri

Ludhiana-23-April, 2013

Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension, College of Veterinary Sciences, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana, organized an animal welfare camp at village Umedpur-Dugri on 23.4.2013. A team of experts naming, Dr M P Gupta, Dr Rakesh Kumar Sharma, Dr Udeybir Singh and Dr Ashwani Kumar from Veterinary University were there to treat the animals and also to guide the livestock farmers regarding scientific rearing of animals. S Lakhwinder Singh Secretary welcomed the guests. During the camp 50 cases of Buffaloes, Cows, Bullocks and Dogs were presented. Majority of the cases were of medicine (25) with problems of mastitis, diarrhea, fever, tick infestation, worm infestation, general debility and bloat. Gynecology cases (20) were of anoestrus, repeat breeding, metritis, abortion and pregnancy checkup. Surgical cases (5) were of castration of young male calf. Majority of the animals were weak due to worm infestation, mineral deficiencies and lack of fodder and balance feed. The drug application against "ticks" was demonstrated to the farmers as tick infestation was quite prevalent in this season especially in crossbred cows. Dr J S Bhatti, Professor-cum-Head said that university is always ready to help the farmers and request the farmers to come forward to organize animal welfare camps in their area in which different experts from university will treat the ailing animals and will also guide the livestock farmers on different aspects of dairy farming. Dr. R. S. Sahota, Director of Extension Education revealed that such more animal welfare camps will be held regularly for the welfare of animals and the rural people to give boost for adopting dairying as viable alternative to customized agriculture and to disseminate the technologies.

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