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ICAR’s animal health clinic to cater livestock in NE

Shillong, Jun 27: An “Animal Health Clinic” was inaugurated at the Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR) North Eastern Region, Umiam on Saturday,
This clinic was set up keeping in mind the fact that the origins of corona virus and other zoonotic diseases are in animals.
“The zoonotic diseases also known as zoonoses are caused by germs that spread between animals and people and needs utmost precautions in treating these animals. The functional clinic is a boon to the livestock owners of the region as well as the manpower behind handling the diseased animals,” Director of the institute, B.K. Kandpal said, while inaugurating the Animal Clinic.
Kandpal said that the initiative was “just a stepping stone” towards the ultimate goal of making the best animal health clinic in the Northeastern region.
The Clinic has been set up to cater to the needs of the farmers and will provide health services to the ailing livestock in the region.
Meanwhile, Arnab Sen, Head, Division of Animal Health, ICAR said that the Animal Health Clinic was the need of the hour.
“The clinic is fully functional to serve the livestock owners of the region. Many diseases affect livestock and pets which often go unnoticed and uncared. Now with this facility it will be possible for proper diagnosis and treatment of these diseases, Sen said.
According to him, animal health sector includes three aspects – surveillance, treatment and a secured environment to treat the diseases animals.