Date: April 6, 2019
Cattle Vaccinated: 1695
Vaccines can prevent a wide range of diseases that can cause reduced production, fertility or death in cattle and economic losses to producers.
The team observed that agriculture and dairy is the main source of occupation for most of the residents of Beladi, justifying the huge cattle population in the village. But the villagers often neglect the health of their cattle, which leads to various diseases among them. So, to increase the productivity and the health conditions of cattle in the village the team organized a veterinary camp in the village with an aim to provide vaccination to the cattle against Foot and Mouth Diseases (FMD) which may affect their health severely.
Animals with FMD typically have fever and blisters on tongue and lips, in and around the mouth, on mammary glands and around the hooves. FMD, apart from being harmful to animals, also causes production loss and hardship for farmers and ranchers.
The aim of this camp was not only to provide vaccination to cattle but also to create awareness among villagers regarding the importance of timely vaccination of cattle for disease prevention and health improvement.
The camp started on April 6, 2019 and continued for three days up to 9 April 2019. 1695 cattle were vaccinated in the camp. We made the villagers aware of the fact that health and hygiene in cattle are as much important as in humans.