‘World Rabies Day’ observed in state

‘World Rabies Day’ observed in state
Pet dogs of various breeds at the anti rabies awareness programme held on September 28 at Longleng. (DIPR)
DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 9/28/2020 12:38:32 PM IST

World Rabies Day was celebrated in the state along with the rest of the world on September 28, with the goal to make world “zero rabies” by 2030. 

AH&VS Kohima: According to DIPR report, the department of Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Services conducted a free anti-rabies vaccination throughout the state, with the theme, “end rabies: collaborate: vaccinate.” Director of AH &Vety Services urged the public that along with the global adoption of 2030 as the goal for the elimination of rabies, the municipalities and panchayats, towns and village councils, stakeholders should co-ordinate and co-operate for compulsory vaccination of dogs.

Longleng: Department of Animal Husbandry &Veterinary Services Longleng conducted a one day anti rabies immunisation and awareness programme at public local ground Longleng. All dogs above the age of 3 months were vaccinated and altogether 200 dogs were vaccinated on the day. Programme was chaired by Sommy Phom SVFA and graced by  Throngdiba Sangtam SDO (C), S. Longnyei Konyak EAC and associate pastor Mongngoi, who is also the brand ambassador for the district on animal husbandry activities. Dr. Aoyimsen Jamir, VS delivered the welcome note while Dr. Vilie Medoze VAS elaborated on the theme. Along with the immunization, treatment for skin diseases and dewormers were provided. 200 dogs were vaccinated and 25 dogs treated.

CoVS&AH: College of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry (CoVS&AH), CAU, Jalukie, Peren in collaboration with the ICAR, Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Peren celebrated the day at Mhainamtsi village of district Peren. Programme was attended by Dr. Arun. K. Sangwan, dean, CoVSc & AH, Jalukie, Dr. L. Babita Devi, senior scientist & head, ICAR KVK, Peren, Miucham, chairman of the village and officials. Extension literatures were distributed which contained the information on this important zoonotic disease apart from group discussion and interaction by the faculties with the participants. A total number of 62 pet dogs and cats were vaccinated free of cost on the occasion. As a part of the programme an online essay writing competition on the topic “challenges in rabies prevention and control” was also conducted among the students of Veterinary College.

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