Sun. Mar 3rd, 2024


Chandigarh-Punjab Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development and Fisheries Minister Gurmeet Singh Khudian, on Sunday, visited “Mixed Infection” illness affected Raike Kalan village in Bathinda district and directed the Deputy Commissioner, Bathinda Showkat Ahmad Parray to conduct a survey relating to loss of life of animals.

The Cabinet Minister mentioned that as many as ten groups— every staff includes three members— have been fashioned to deal with the illness. Out of ten groups, 5 groups are for therapy, two groups for sampling, two groups for night time responsibility and one staff has been deputed on the Veterinary Hospital, Raike Kalan.

Giving assurances of each potential help from the state authorities, S. Gurmeet Singh Khudian mentioned that Chief Minister S. Bhagwant Singh Mann led Punjab Government is standing by its livestock farmers on this troublesome time and groups have been deputed to observe the state of affairs around the clock, and the state will bear all the fee incurred on therapy of the affected livestock.

He additional knowledgeable {that a} control-room has been arrange at Raike Kalan Dharamshala, apart from, operationalising a district degree control-room on the workplace of Deputy Director Animal Husbandry, Bathinda, the place two groups have been deputed underneath the supervision of senior officers of the Animal Husbandry division.

Director Animal Husbandry Dr. Gursharanjit Singh Bedi apprised S. Gurmeet Singh Khudian that as many as 82 livestock have been efficiently handled to date and all are doing effectively and 39 samples have been collected. A staff from Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana and NRDDL, Jalandhar staff additionally visited the village and took samples of affected livestock. According to postmortem and testing experiences of the lab, he additional knowledgeable, signs of the Pneumonia, Septicaemia, Theileriosis, Anaemia, Nitrate Poisoning and Foot & Mouth Disease (FMD) have been discovered and therapy has been began in line with these findings.

While urging the livestock farmers to guard the cattle from the chilly, the Animal Husbandry Minister mentioned {that a} layer of straw ought to be laid down beneath them and bonfires ought to be averted because it causes smoke as per the advisory issued by the ministry. He additionally requested farmers to restrain from giving fodder containing urea, apart from spraying washing soda on the ground of animal shelters to include the an infection. As part of the biosecurity measures, he additionally urged the farmers to limit the motion of individuals and animals.

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