Carnic farmers trained on emerging diseases of pig, sero surveillance

Port Blair
16 Aug 2018

A three-day programme for capacity building on emerging diseases of Pig and sero surveillance was organized by ICAR-CIARI in co-ordination with KVK, Car Nicobar under Schedule Tribe Component of AICRP-Animal Disease Monitoring and Sero Surveillance recently at Car Nicobar. Altogether, 107 Nicobari farmers including 60 tribal farm women from Big lapathy, Small Lapathy and Tamaloo villages participated. Mr Meshak, 3rd Headman, Tamaloo village and Mr Manuah Thomas, IInd Captain, Big Lapathy and 1st Captain Madam, Small Lapathy were the chief guests of the programme. During 3 days programme, Dr.T.Sujatha, Senior Scientist showed audio visual aids on management of scientific pig management, narrated what is sero-surveillance and its role in the prevention of various diseases of pig specially Swine fever. During the series of programmes, feed and water additives viz., dewormer, tonics and mineral mixture for better growth and health were distributed. Further, medicinal properties of various medicinal plants were demonstrated by Dr.T.Sujatha and Mr Sanjeev, Farm Manager, KVK for various ailments.  The headman of Small lapathy expressed his happiness that the training was informative and fruitful for the benefit of the farmers. Further, the 1st headman of Tamaloo village expressed his view that video recording made better understanding to them about the treatment of pigs.