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  • Seasonal prevalence of parasites in Yak (Bos grunniens) in Sakteng gewog

    picture1Yak is an important domestic animal, especially for highlanders. For the people of Sakteng Gewog more than 82% solely depend on yaks and its hybrids (Zo/Zom) in sustaining their livelihood. Increase in yak production is reliant on prevention or controlling of various diseases including parasitic infection despite other farm management practice. Heavy internal parasites in the digestive tract can compete for the nutrients whereas highly infestation of external parasites can cause heavy blood loss from animal body resulting in decreased production.

    Twenty two yak herds (11 each herd’s summer and winter) were randomly selected for this study. In total 56 faecal samples from weak, anaemic and diarrhoeic animals were collected in summer for internal parasites examination. In winter 118 samples were collected for both examinations of internal and external parasites. Faecal sample was collected directly from rectum or freshly passed dung and preserved with 10% formalin. The sample vials were properly labeled. The samples were examined using both sedimentation and floatation methods in RLDC, Kunglung, Trashignag. Information pertaining to internal and external parasites was collected using a semi-structure questionnaire. Data analysis was done using Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) Version 16.0.

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  • Regional coordination workshop with the Dzongkhags

    picture-rlrpw5 – 7 October, 2016: Regional Livestock Development Centre (RLDC), Zhemgang organised three days annual Regional Livestock Review & Planning Workshop at RLDC conference hall, Zhemgang to discuss, review, plan and synchronize activities with the regional Dzongkhags in line with their Annual Performance Agreement Targets and Indicators for the 2016-2017 fiscal year.

    The workshop reviewed the progress and achievements of Dzongkhags, RLDC, commodity research centres for last 3 years, planned collaborative work plan for 2016-17, realigned and synchronized 11th FYP targets and indicators for the region. The forum enabled the incorporation of commodity research program activities (Input production unit) and regional program activities into Dzongkhag plan for effective implementation and to enhance the linkages.

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  • Vacancy for Pasture Attendant

    The National Dairy Research Centre (NDRC), Yusipang under Department of Livestock, MoAF is pleased to announce vacancies for the post of Pasture Attendants (ESP).

    Interested Candidate may kindly apply to the Program Director, National Dairy Research Centre, Yusipang on or before 17th October 2016. Only shortlisted candidate will be called for selection interview. For Further clarification please contact at this no. 77209505/17116976/17116983 during office hours.

    The following documents should be attached during the time of submission of application
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