ICAR-National Research Centre on Pig,
Rani, Guwahati, celebrated the World
Veterinary Day on 30th April, 2016
in the village Batabari adopted by
the Institute for all round development
in the piggery sector. In order to
commemorate the theme this year, "Continuing
education with a one health focus"
of World Veterinary Day which is being
observed worldwide, one animal health
camp was organized with vaccination
programme for pigs against classical
swine fever, the disease which causes
total loss of revenue of poor farmers.
In addition, some of the essential
medicines and feed supplements for
pigs were also distributed to the
farmers. All the scientists and technical
staffs actively participated in the
programme. The Director of the institute,
Dr. Dilip Kumar Sarma emphasized in
his speech about the importance of
human health and hygiene through prevention
of communicable diseases of pig origin.
He advised the farmers to come with
scientific pig husbandry practices
by providing good housing, nutrition
and sanitary measures. During the
interactive session of farmers, mostly
the women folk with scientists of
the institute, Dr. M.K Tamuli, Principal
Scientist of the Institute pointed
out the advantage and importance of
Artificial Insemination to prevent
communicable coital diseases in pigs
for healthier and improved pig production.
The day ended with commitment from
the farmers for hygienic pig production
in their village.