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Mobile animal diseases diagnostic lab for Salem and Namakkal District flagged off

New facility: The Mobile Animal Diseases Diagnostic Laboratory, which was flagged off in Salem on Monday. — Photo: P. Goutham

New facility: The Mobile Animal Diseases Diagnostic Laboratory, which was flagged off in Salem on Monday. — Photo: P. Goutham

To ensure healthy livestock in rural pockets and to record its health profiling, eight Mobile Animal Diseases Diagnostic Laboratories under the National Agriculture Development Project, have been sanctioned for Tamil Nadu.

The one for Salem and Namakkal districts under the aegis of the Salem Animal Diseases Intelligence Unit of Department of Animal Husbandry was flagged off here on Monday by Salem Collector J. Chandrakumar.

While flagging off the mobile laboratory, he told the public to make use of the facility, which was provided at a cost of Rs. 12 lakh under the National Agriculture Development Project. The van would visit all the villages and carry out health check-up of livestock.

It would collect samples and after an on-the-spot testing, would find out the reasons for the outbreak of diseases and take appropriate measures.

Regional Joint Director Dr. S. Sivaprakasam, who presided over the function, said that immediate treatment would be ensured to sick livestock and laboratory testing would be carried out on-the-spot to ascertain the afflictions. “It can effectively stop spread of diseases,” he added. Namakkal Animal Husbandry Department Joint Director R. Shanmuga Bharathi and other officials took part.

Source: THE HINDU

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