‘Animal Health Camp’organized under Farmer’s FIRSTproject


ICAR Research Complex for NEH region, Umiam, Meghalaya organized ‘Animal Health Camp’ for farmers under Farmer’s First Project at Sarikhushi village, Ri-Bhoi, Meghalaya on 30th October’ 2018 under the leadership of Dr. R. Laha, Principal Scientist and P.I. and Dr. Meena Das, Scientist and Co-P.I., Division of Animal Health. The main objective of this ‘Animal Health Camp’ was to do strategic deworming against internal parasites in livestock and poultry after monsoon season. In addition to the strategic deworming, door to door vaccination in poultry against Ranikhet disease (R2B) was also done. A total of 44 farmers from different villages (Lalumpam, Purangang, Nalapara, Sarikhushi, Borkhatsari, Mawthlen, Mawtnum, Umthan) were 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. They were also made aware of vaccination in pigs and poultry against various viral diseases viz. Swine Fever, Ranikhet disease, Fowl pox, Marek’s disease etc. 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 (113 nos.), poultry (1457 nos.), goats (4nos.), cattle (17 nos.) and rabbits (9 nos.) were got treatment under this programme. In this occasion extension folder entitled ‘Poultry Coccidiosis’ in both English and Khasi language were also distributed among the farmers. The farmers were also advised to do regular deworming of their livestock and poultryat least twice in a year i.e. pre-monsoon and post-monsoon seasons. Ms. Astha Barman (SRF, FFP), Ms. Ibanylla Swer (Field Assistant, FFP) and Dominic Syiem, Headman of the village actively cooperated to organize this programme successfully.

  Scientist farmer Interactions  
  Distribution of Veterinary medicines  
  Door to door vaccination in poultry against Ranikhet disease (R2B)