Karnataka

FMD vaccination drive begins

Mandya MLA M. Srinivas inaugurating the special drive against Foot-and-Mouth Disease at Marilingana Doddi in Mandya taluk on Monday.

Mandya MLA M. Srinivas inaugurating the special drive against Foot-and-Mouth Disease at Marilingana Doddi in Mandya taluk on Monday.  

The Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services has aimed to vaccinate at least 80,000 cattle in the taluk during the 22-day special drive against Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD).

M. Srinivas, Mandya MLA, inaugurated the drive at Marilingana Doddi, Mandya taluk, on Monday.

Addressing the gathering, he said that the department has been taking up intensive measures to tackle the FMD. The farmers should approach the veterinary clinics/hospitals to save their cattle by administering vaccines against the deadly disease, he said.

Special teams - comprising veterinary assistant surgeons, livestock inspectors and animal husbandry assistants - have been formed to conduct the camps across the taluk.

Praveenkumar, Assistant Director of Animal Husbandry, and Mandya Milk Union Ltd. (MANMUL) officials were present.

A letter from the Editor


Dear reader,

We have been keeping you up-to-date with information on the developments in India and the world that have a bearing on our health and wellbeing, our lives and livelihoods, during these difficult times. To enable wide dissemination of news that is in public interest, we have increased the number of articles that can be read free, and extended free trial periods. However, we have a request for those who can afford to subscribe: please do. As we fight disinformation and misinformation, and keep apace with the happenings, we need to commit greater resources to news gathering operations. We promise to deliver quality journalism that stays away from vested interest and political propaganda.

Support Quality Journalism
Recommended for you
This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor

Printable version | May 29, 2020 4:24:25 AM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/fmd-vaccination-drive-begins/article29687795.ece

Next Story