6th June, 2019, Kolkata
The scientists of Eastern Regional Station of ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Kolkata organized the Animal Health-cum-Awareness Camp at Bagholpur village of Satyabadi Block in Puri District of Odisha today.
The Camp was organized in collaboration with the Animal Disease Research Institute (ADRI), Government of Odisha.
The IVRI team assessed the situation and addressed the various challenges and problems being faced by the farmers. The farmers were appraised about the various steps to be taken including do’s & don’ts for restoring the animal health as early as possible.
The IVRI team led by Dr. Mahesh Chander, Joint Director (Extension Education) also presented ELISA kits for diagnosis & surveillance of PPR to the ADRI officials on behalf of IVRI. The ELISA kits included PPR Antigen detection (Sandwich ELISA) kit for testing 200 samples and Antibody detection (Competitive ELISA) kit for testing 2,000 samples of goats & sheep.
During the occasion, the visiting team also collected the samples for lab diagnosis and future course of action and advisories were conveyed to the farmers.
The animals owned by the affected households were examined, treated and medicines were provided; besides distribution of mineral mixture for the livestock to the farmers.
The various Senior Officials of Animal Husbandry Departments were present during the occasion.
(Source: Eastern Regional Station of ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Kolkata)