Sunday, August 14, 2022

Campus awareness prog on ‘livestock personal health’

ICAR-All India Coordinated Research Centre on Pig, Nagaland Centre, Department of Livestock Production & Management (LPM), School of Agricultural Sciences & Rural Development (SASRD), NU organised a campus awareness programme on “livestock personal health & hygiene” at the department of LPM, SASRD, Medziphema campus on June 23.
During the programme, associate professor, Dr M Catherine Rutsa spoke on the importance of awareness for health and protection of livestock.
Dr Rutsa informed that the annual programme was conducted to strengthen bio-security in the farm, safety at home and preventing zoonotic diseases.
On “cleanliness is next to Godliness”, Dr Rutsa encouraged the need for personal hygiene to keep away the diseases and urged upon the gathering on proper disposal of human waste and judicious use of detergents near the animals.
Preparations and use of ear buds, antiseptic and disinfectants such as boric acid, potassium permanganate, washing soda, etc, were also highlighted.
Meanwhile, research associate ICAR-Mega Seed Project on pig, Nagaland Centre, Jharnapani, R. Talimoa Mollier, who spoke on “first aid and livestock farm sanitation”, stressed on the need to maintain a First Aid box with necessary medicines and briefed on the method of arresting bleeding and wound dressing in case of injury.
He said regular cleaning and disposal of the farm was a need and highlighted zoonotic diseases including—rabies, anthrax, brucellosis, parasitic infections, etc.
Mollier also recommended the use of apron, face musk, rubber gloves, gum boot and sanitiser.
The programme was chaired by associate professor & in-charge, ICAR-All India Coordinated Research Centre on Pig, Nagaland Centre, Dept. LPM, Dr. M. Catherine Rutsa, exhortations were given by HoD, professor Nizamuddin department of LPM, NU-SASRD, Medziphema campus and associate professor, Dr. Razouneinuo Zuyie.

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