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  • Animal health care and ethno-veterinary practices in Sakteng

    untitled-1To understand the animal health care knowledge in Sakteng, a semi-structure interview with 50 herders were carried out. The result showed that 70% of yak herders did not obtain any animal health and diseases related training. Only 30% of herders have participated in various training. The remoteness of yak herds and illiteracy was the main reasons for many of them not attending the training as most of them were engaged in herd chores and yaks. Those respondents who had obtained training were household heads residing in the village. Thus, it was noticed that the farmer’s knowledge on animal health care is still limited in Sakteng.

    Practicing of ethno-veterinary service plays a vital role in such remote highlands. The sick animals are treated with local herbal medicines called, Tsendu (Aconitum feros) and performing rituals to local deities for recovery. The herders shared that the ethno-veterinary service is effective to treat fracture of animal limbs. Castration of yak bulls and horses has been ideally practicing and is one of the most substantial services provided by local healers. Thus, as per the study, herders still practiced traditional way of farming.

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  • Vacancy Announcement

    The Regional Livestock Development Centre, Kanglung under Department of Livestock, MoAF is pleased to announce the vacancies for the following post:

    Sl.NoPostCate-goryNo. of postAge limit(years)Remarks
    1Night GuardESP118-45Qualification not required
    2SweeperESP118-45Qualification not required

    Interested Candidates may kindly apply to the Regional Director, RLDC, Kanglung latest by 26th December 2016.

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  • Clean journey to the work-place

    picture1In order to commemorate the 10th year of glorious reign of His Majesty the King, the Livestock Products Value Addition Centre, Serbethang, along-with the Turkey Breeding Farm, Wangchutaba, jointly observed the 9th December 2016, as the Cleaning Day.

    The team of eleven staff from these two centres, led by the Officer In-charge, LPVAC and Farm Manager, Turkey Farm, began the cleaning campaign from the entry gate at Wangchutaba. The entry gate, which is also the city bus waiting point, had a huge amount of trash, rampantly thrown around.  The four & half kilometre stretch, from the entry gate to the worksite at Serbethang, was cleaned for trashes, consisting of papers, rags, linens, plastic etc in and around the road stretch; for which motto adopted was ‘Clean Journey to the workplace’.

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