Representative Images: A villager taking a buffalo to his field in a border village in Nagaland. (Morung File Photo)
Kohima, April 14 (MExN): The director of Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Services (AH&VS), Dr. Temsumeren along with Dr. Budhi Lama, Additional Director and other officials from the Department visited the affected areas under Medziphema on April 12 last where the recent outbreak of suspected Haemorarhagic septicaemia took place and a good number of buffaloes are dying.
The area is prone to have such kind of disease outbreak and the department officials has reminded to the villagers to co-operate with the department to vaccinate their animals timely in order to prevent the disease outbreak.
That in the event of an outbreak, it can be contained more effectively and reduce the economic loss if the villagers report on time to the nearest Veterinary Health Centre, a release received here stated today.
In the recent case, the villagers also admitted in the meeting that, they have not reported the matter to the department initially.
The Director appreciated the CVO Dimapur and his Rapid Response Team for their quick action after receiving the information and stationing at the outbreak site till date.
While giving free medicines, the Director also thanked the villagers for extending their support to the team to treat the affected animals.
The release stated that the department is prepared to extend services to any outbreak of diseases in animals and requested everyone to come and report to the nearest Veterinary Health Centre for timely intervention by the department qualified staff, rather than, making publicity through other means to control the outbreak of animal diseases.
Meanwhile, in the recent outbreak, the department had to direct the officials to make their own arrangement to go to the affected areas to control the outbreak of the disease, since the State election department did not consider the appeal made by the department for exemption of emergency duty vehicle from election duty.
This was stated in a release issued by Dr. S. Amenla Walling, Deputy Director & Principal Investigator, AICRP-ADMAS, Directorate of AH & VS.