A mobile veterinary clinic and laboratory is introduced for the benefit of cattle farmers in Erode district. Collector T. Soundiah flagged off the vehicle here on Thursday.

The animal diseases intelligence unit of the Animal Husbandry Department has established the mobile unit to cater to the needs of farmers particularly those living in remote parts of the district. The clinic is equipped with modern instruments including micro lab, refrigerator and facilities for the conduct of post-mortem. A team of veterinarians, laboratory assistants and personnel from the diseases intelligence unit will visit the villages and screen cattle for diseases.