Animal Health Camp organized under Farmer’s FIRST Project

      ICAR Research Complex for NEH region, Umiam, Meghalaya organized Animal Health camp at Sarikhusi village, Ri Bhoi, Meghalaya under Farmer’s First Project on 19th July’ 2019. A total of 28 nos. of farmers (Male: 24; Female: 4) from seven different villages (Lalumpam, Nalapara, Sarikhusi, Borkhatsari, Borgang, Umtham, Purangang) have participated in the programme. They were made aware of importance of deworming and vaccination in livestock and poultry to prevent them from various parasitic, bacterial and viral diseases. Inputs in the form of veterinary medicines such as anthelmintics, vitamins and mineral supplements, antidiarrhoeal, antibiotics, acaricides, topical cream etc were distributed among the farmers. Pigs (120nos.), poultry (588nos.), ducks (13nos.), cattle (17nos.), goats (10nos.) and rabbits (12nos.) were treated under this programme. In this occasion extension folder entitled ‘Deworming and Vaccination in Livestock and Poultry’; ‘Common Important Poultry Diseases and its Control’, ‘Poultry Coccidiosis’ and ‘Parasitic Diseases of Pigs’ in both English and Khasi language were also distributed among the farmers. The programme was coordinated by Dr. Meena Das (Senior Scientist), Dr. R. Laha (Principal Scientist), Dr. M. Niranjan (Principal Scientist), Ms Astha Barman (Senior Research Fellow), L. Khongrymmai (Field Assistant), Cheku Aman Pariat (Field Assistant) and Yearbok Marwein (Junior Research Fellow).

Sarikhusi village, Ri Bhoi, Meghalaya
Distribution of veterinary medicines
Treatment of poultry/goat at farmer’s doorstep