Screening programme of Brucellosis held at Anantnag

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Anantnag: Institute of Annual Health and Biological products (IAHBP) Zakoora Srinagar in collaboration with Chief Animal Husbandry Officer Anantnag on Saturday organised an awareness programme on control/screening of Brucellosis & FMD Control at Dirhama Bijbehara here.
The awareness camp was attended by around 100 progressive farmers from the adjacent areas related with dairy farming.
The Joint Director, Animal Husbandry and Biological products Zakoora Srinagar, Dr Tahir Hussain Beigh on the occasion said that the main aim of organising the awareness camp at the village is to aware the progressive farmers related with the Animal Husbandry sector about the preventions to control the diseases.
He said that the persons related with the sector should cooperative with the department for controlling the diseases. “The programme was launched in the country in 2003 and due to the concrete efforts of Principal Secretary, Animal Husbandry Department the programme was stated in November 2018 in J&K,” he said.
He said that the FMD vaccine will be administered twice in a year and the institute has arranged 26 lakh doses for the 13.50 lakh cattle population of the state. “In addition, the aim of the camp is to aware the progressive farmers about control/screening of Brucellosis which has being stated today from the district. In this regard, the blood samples of the persons related with Animal Husbandry sector are being collected,” he said.
Chief Animal Husbandry Officer Anantnag, Dr Mohammad Saleem on the occasion said that out of the total cattle population 2.4 lakhs of the district 1.90 lakhs have been vaccinated under FMD Control.
He awared the farmers about the preventions of controlling the diseases for which the field functionaries of the department are providing vaccines on their door steps. He also said that under the brucellosis control the farmers will be provided registration cards also.
The awareness camp was also addressed by other doctors and experts of the department.
Later, free medicines and health supplements were distributed among 100 progressive farmers of the area.