Considering the importance of veterinary health care input in livestock rearing and aimed at impressing the farmers on the necessity of preventing their animals from diseases of economic importance and controlling zoonotic diseases, a treatment-cum-vaccination camp was carried out on the November 27 stationed at Toluvi village, Dimapur.
Farmers from Samaguri, Holohon, Padumpukhuri, Bamunpukhuri, Iralibil, Zani, Doshehe and Aoimti localities came to Toluvi to avail the facility.
Several ailing livestock - cattle, goats, pigs, dogs and cats were treated by providing medicines free of cost.
Surgery of needy animals were performed by making available of all surgical requirements like anesthesia, antiseptics, catgut and other suturing materials including the medicines and applications required for post-operative treatment were provided free of cost.
Pregnancy diagnosis and artificial insemination of cattle were also carried out.
Depending on the history of disease incidence, livestock were vaccinated with economically important diseases including anti-rabies vaccines. Certain cases which could not be covered on the same day were taken up on the following days particularly the major surgical cases like, ovarectomy/ spaying, of pigs were taken up on November 29 in Veterinary Hospital, Dimapur.
Vaccination of pigs with swine fever vaccines was continued the following days to cover some of the organised farms like Bright Hope Piggery Farm and SHGs at Aoyimkum village; Hits Ribda Piggery farm and Chiku Ghakhu Society Farm in Kohoboto area.
Altogether 8283 vaccinations were administered. A team of veterinarians’ consisting of 11 doctors, 18 veterinary field assistants and 4 technical assistants posted in the sub-ordinate establishment of the district veterinary & A.H officer (DVO), Dimapur, namely the Veterinary Hospital; Central Semen Bank; Poultry farm-cum-Hatchery unit; Quarantine Check posts; Veterinary Out Posts and Disease Investigation Centre; carried the entire veterinary health services camp lasting for 3 days.
The team was headed by the DVO, Dimapur, Dr. V. H. Shohe and assisted by the Veterinary Surgeon, Dr. Simon Ao, as Team Leader.
The DVO, Dimapur, Dr. V. H. Shohe, in his speech stressed on the need to improve the rural economy by taking care of their animals through proper livestock health care and management.
Medicines and Vaccines used during this Health care-cum Vaccination camp were arranged from the ASCAD scheme of the Department.
Dr. V. H. Shohe, District Veterinary & A.H. Officer, Dimapur, Nagaland.