LAKHIMPUR: In order to extend helping hand to the livestock of the farmers, Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Lakhimpur organized a day-long animal health camp-cum-awareness programme on Wednesday at Khagori village in collaboration with Lakhimpur College of Veterinary Science (LCVSc), Joyhing under a project funded by ICAR-IGFRI.
The main objective of the camp was to make farmers aware of animal health and to provide necessary treatment to their livestock. In the camp, more than 26 farmers from Khagori and other nearby villages received treatment for their livestock. The camp covered treatment to more than 104 cattle and goats. The common disease problems of livestock recorded during the camp were ticks infestation, digestive problems, worm infestation, malnutrition and debility and anoestrus. The programme was conducted under the leadership of Dr. P.K. Pathak, Senior Scientist & Head of KVK, Lakhimpur-cum-PI of the project. The health camp was officiated by Dr. Arindam Chakraborty, SMS (Animal Science)-cum-Co-PI, Dr. Prasanta Boro, Assistant Professor, Veterinary Medicine and Dr. Arunodoy Das, Assistant Professor, ARGO, LCVSc, AAU, Joyhing. Besides the health check-ups and treatment to the livestock, several essential veterinary medicines, including mineral mixtures and vitamins, liquid calcium supplements, anti-diarrhoeal drugs, liver stimulants, stomachic powder and wound healing ointments, were distributed among the farmers.