Officials with participants of the Fertility Camp held at Mezoma village on July 2.
Mezoma, July 5 (MExN): The Department of Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Services conducted ‘Fertility Camp’ under National Livestock Development Board Scheme 2017-18 with the progressive dairy, mithun, and indigenous cattle (thutho) farmers in Mezoma village on July 2.
Dr. Joseph M Angami, Deputy CVO, Kohima briefed the farmers on the importance of livestock for rural economic upliftment, informed a press release from Vise Krose, Livestock i/c & Member, Mezoma Village Council. Further, the farmers were exhorted to take up livestock as subsidiary occupation for maintenance of their livelihood.
Dr. Pusazonu Chusi, DLDO, Kohima deliberated on the topic ‘Fertility management, care & management of pregnancy and reproductive cycles in dairy animals’, while Dr. Elizabeth Yhome, VS, Veterinary Hospital, Kohima spoke on ‘Health care and feeding of pregnant cows’.
During the camp, medicines of mineral mixtures, vitamins and dewormer (althelmintics) were also distributed to all the participating mithun and dairy farmers.
The Mezoma Village Council lauded the department for creating awareness and updating the scientific skill and method of rearing cows, including the management method of semi-domesticated mithun which are largely reared in the village area.