Mago hosts awareness camp on ‘Yak Health Management’

Mago hosts awareness camp on ‘Yak Health Management’

DIRANG, Jul 3: ICAR-National Research Centre on Yak, Dirang conducted an awareness camp on ‘Yak Health Management’ yesterday at Mago village, one of the most interior villages situated at an altitude of 12,500 msl, where yak farmers of both West Kameng and Tawang districts used to raise their yaks during summer months.

After spending 4-5 months winter at mid altitude yak farmers move towards high altitude as yaks are unable to survive at high temperature during summer. Besides, the parasitic cum other infectious diseases also experience with the start of the summer in these animals.

Keeping this in view to support the tribal yak farmers, the team ICAR-NRCY on Yak has taken a step for awareness of the yak farmers regarding control and treatment against some common diseases that frequently occur in yak.

During this programme, 80 tribal yak farmers coming from Lengurr, Lagam, Chuna, Nurie Mago and Durie Mago were briefed about scientific management of yaks and the control measures against diseases of the animals. At the end of the programme farmers were supported in the form of concentrate yak feeds and common salts under Tribal Sub Plan (TSP) of the institute.

Lagam GB Sonam Norbu praised the efforts of Dr P Chakravarty, Director ICAR-NRC on Yak, Dirang for providing TSP benefits of the institute to his locality for the first time.

The programme got successfully completed with active participation of Dr D Medhi, Senior Scientist cum coordinator of the programme, Dr Juwar Doley and Tsering Khandu along with other staff of the institute.


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