VC SKUAST calls for holding more such camps for better animal health services
SRINAGAR: A day long Veterinary Clinical Camp was organized by Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Anantnag at Veterinary Hospital Pahalgam on Monday in collaboration with Directorate of Extension, SKUAST-Kashmir.
The function was inaugurated by Prof. J.P. Sharma, Vice-Chancellor SKUAST-K who was the Chief Guest on the occasion. In his inaugural address Vice-Chancellor appreciated the efforts of KVK Anantnag, Division of Veterinary Surgery & Radiology and Directorate of Extension for organizing the event in the very short notice. He interacted with the farmers, the farmers demanded for a well established and equipped veterinary facilities to be provided to the services for the farmers community. They also apprised the Vice Chancellor that their whole livelihood is dependent on the Horses and cattle.
Vice Chancellor assured them of providing a good service for their livestock. He also directed that two more clinical camps will be organised in future by KVK Anantnag and Directorate of Extension SKUAST-K one at Chandanwari and another at Aru Valley of Pahalgam.
Prof. Dil Mohammad Makhdoomi, Director Extension, SKUAST-K was the guest of Honour during the camp. He apprised the Honble Vice-Chancellor about the ‘proper care, welfare and animal production, vis-a-viz the miseries faced by the Ponnywalas and farmers in view of Covid 19 pandemic. The livelihood of the Ponnywalas is solely dependent on the horses during the Amanath Ji Yatra and tourist seasons.
During the Veterinary Clinical Camp a large number of farmers/ pony walas attended the camp along with horses(106), cattle (11) and other ruminants (09) were thoroughly examined by the team of experts from Division of Veterinary Surgery & Radiology and Veterinary Medicine Shuhama, who performed on spot ultrasonography, physiotherapeutic, rehabilitation procedures and provided necessary prescription for various ailments and guided farmers regarding management practices necessary for improving the health and productivity of animals. The necessary medicines were distributed free of cost among the farmers during the camp. The officers from the Department of Animal Husbandry District Anantnag also collaborated for the successful conduct of the event.
At the outset of the occasion Dr. Manzoor Ahmad Ganai, Sr. Scientist & Head, KVK Anantnag welcomed the Chief Guest, Guest of Honour, team of Experts and progressive farmers/ pony walas in the camp and requested the farmers to take the maximum advantage from the experts and thanked the team of experts for the painstaking efforts.
The President of Ponywalas and Farmers Association thanked the Vice Chancellor, Director Extension, team of Experts, Officers from Animal Husbandry Department and KVK Anantnag for organizing such a useful Veterinary Clinical Camp and requested for conduct of such programmes in future too in the area so that the farmers and ponnywalas are benefited.