ICAR sets up animal health clinic in Meghalaya

Correspondent Shillong, Jun 27 | Publish Date: 6/27/2020 11:00:27 AM IST

An ‘Animal Health Clinic’ was inaugurated at the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) Complex for the North Eastern Hill (NEH)  Region at Umiam in Meghalaya’s Ri-Bhoi district on Saturday.

Director of the institute, B.K. Kandpal said that the initiative was “just a stepping stone” towards the ultimate goal of making it the best animal health clinic in the North Eastern Region. The Clinic has been set up to cater to the needs of the farmers and will provide health services to the ailing livestock in the North East.  Arnab Sen, Head, Division of Animal Health, ICAR also pointed out that the Animal Health Clinic was the need of the hour.

“The zoonotic diseases also known as zoonoses are caused by germs that spread between animals and people and needs utmost precautions in treating these animals. The functional clinic is a boon to the livestock owners of the region as well as the manpower behind handling the diseased animals,” Director of the institute, B.K. Kandpal said while inaugurating the animal clinic.

“The clinic is fully functional to serve the livestock owners of the region. With this facility now, it will be possible for proper diagnosis and treatment of these diseases. Animal health sector includes three aspects - surveillance, treatment and a secured environment to treat the disease animals,” the senior scientist pointed out.


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