A total of 47 farmers from different villages in an around Khardong area and 55 farmers from Lato, Gya, Sasoma and Rumtse villages participated in a field day programme on yak health management held at Khardong and Gya village on August 8 and 11.
The programme was conducted by ICAR-National Research Centre on Yak, Dirang, Arunachal Pradesh in collaboration with Animal Husbandry Department of Leh-Ladakh.
The series of field day extension cum yak health camps were held at different parts of yak rearing villages of Ladakh to aware them on some common diseases in yaks and their control measures.
Dr. D. Medhi, Senior Scientist cum In-charge Extension of the institute imparted farmers about basic manageable practices of their livestock. Dr. Juwar Doley, Scientist, ICAR-NRC, Stanzin and Dr. Morup, Veterinary Officers from the Animal Husbandry Department, Leh briefed about the scientific management of their livestock to breed, feeding, housing, and health management, especially during winter. Awareness was given about value additions of different yak products for their better income generation.
Some basic veterinary medicines like anthelmintics, antidiarrhoeal, liver tonics, fly repellents, etc were also distributed amongst the participants under Tribal Sub Plan (TSP) head of the institute.
Tsering Wangchuk, Naib Sarpanch of Khardong praised the efforts of Dr. P. Chakravarty, Director, ICAR-NRC on Yak, Dirang for conducting such programme for the wellbeing of the livestock farmers of the area. He also advised the farmers to adopt the technologies scientists suggested during the programme to get the maximum benefit from their livestock.