‘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 1st February’ 2020. A total of 63 nos. of farmers (Male: 33; Female: 30) from eight different villages (Sarikhusi, Umtham, Borgang, Borkhatsari, Purangang Lalumpam, Pahamrangi, Nalapara) have participated in the program. They were made aware of importance of deworming and vaccination in livestock and poultry to prevent them from various parasitic, bacterial and viral diseases. Pigs (182 nos.), poultry (728 nos.), dog (10 nos.), cat (1 no.) cattle (6 nos.), goats (10 nos.) and rabbits (12 nos.) were treated under this programme. 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. In this occasion extension folders entitled ‘Common external parasites of pigs’, ‘Zoonotic parasites of cattle’, ‘Red mite of poultry’, ‘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 program was organized by Dr. Meena Das (Senior Scientist & Co-PI), Ms Astha Barman (Senior Research Fellow), L. Khongrymmai (Field Assistant) and Cheku Aman Pariat (Field Assistant). Interaction with farmers regarding common diseases in livestock and poultry and their treatment was also done during the program. Two progressive farmers, Mr. Dominic Makdoh and Mr. Gambir Syiem from Sarikhusi and Lalumpam village, respectively helped to make this programme successful.   

Sarikhusi village, Ri Bhoi, Meghalaya
Distribution of veterinary medicines
Interaction with farmers