An exhibition highlighting the achievements of the animal husbandry department, and veterinary camp marked the day-long farmers’ festival held at the Naganallur village panchayat recently.
The festival was organised jointly by the TANUVAS (Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University), State Department of Animal Husbandry and Rotary Club of Namakkal Transport City. R. Prabakaran, Vice Chancellor, TANUVAS, was the chief guest and T. Thiagarajan, District Revenue Officer, inaugurated the exhibition.
State Department of Animal Husbandry through its stall explained the various government schemes like foot and mouth control programme, fodder development, free distribution of cattle, sheep and goat, insurance scheme etc.
The mobile van of the Animal Disease Intelligence Unit (ADIU), screened dung, blood smear, faeces and urine and milk samples of the cattle and dogs at the camp. Parasitology, Pathology, Microbiology, animal reproduction, surgery, agronomy, livestock production and management, preventive medicine, animal nutrition, communication cell, animal husbandry economics, animal husbandry extension, dairy science, meat science and poultry science, all departments of TANUVAS, had also put up stalls at the exhibition. Experts of the TANUVAS demonstrated the production of silage techniques, azola cultivation, milk and meat by products. The New India Assurance Company also participated in the camp and issued policies for the insured animals at the camp itself.
Dr. Prabakaran at the valediction gave away prizes to the best bullocks, cows, buffaloes and calves. A total of 402 animals were screened at the veterinary camp. S. Palanisamy, Assistant Director, Animal Husbandry, Musiri, Lalitha Sellamuthu, Chairman, Uppiliapuram union, N. Periasamy, veterinary assistant surgeon, Uppiliapuram, and Selvaraj, professor, TANUVAS, participated.