Dimapur, April 25: World Veterinary Day in Kohima district was celebrated with housewives and animal lovers in Drill Hall, 4th NAP Thizama on April 24.
The program was chaired by Khruosutho, Dy Commandant, 4th NAP Thizama. He welcomed the gathering and requested the participants to acquire knowledge as much as possible from the program and disseminate to neighbors, society and community
Delivering the keynote, Dr. Rokozo Dolie, Chief Veterinary Officer Kohima said that World Veterinary day is celebrated all over the world on the last Saturday of April every year. He said the day aims to promote the Veterinary profession and work on improvement of animal and human welfare, the environment, food safety and practices of animal transport and quarantine.
Dr. Akangnungla, DDDO Kohima highlighted some few diseases of economic importance and its prevention including Classical Swine Fever, African Swine Fever, Foot and Mouth Disease, and also the importance of controlling Rabies, Canine Distemper, and Parvovirus infection in dogs.
Nagaland Veterinarians’ Association (NVA) Presidential address was read out by Dr, Keduzol Ltu, General Secretary, NVA.
Dr. Vikuolie Mezhatsu, VAS Chiephobozou spoke on the theme, “Veterinarian Response to Covid-19 Crisis” wherein he mentioned the activities carried out in Kohima district. Health care and Veterinary service was provided in all the veterinary institutes throughout the lockdown. The Veterinarians and para-veterinarians in the district assisted the medical staff in quarantine duty in Meriema and K. Badze quarantine centers. QCP Khuzama handled sanitization of all vehicles entering Nagaland at Interstate Police Check post Khuzama as directed by administration. Names of Veterinarians specialized in diagnostics were recorded and submitted to higher authority to back up BSL-3 in Kohima.
He further stated that as and when required the department is prepared to participate in the second wave too.
Vote of thanks was given by Dr. Ketholenuo Metha. On the occasion of World Veterinary Day, Free Anti-Rabies vaccination was provided to 89 dogs in Thizama.
Mokokchung: Mokokchung observed World Veterinary Day on the theme ‘Veterinarian response to the Covid-19 crisis’ on April 24 at Clark Theological College (CTC) Hall, Aolijen, Mokokchung. The programme was organized by Nagaland Veterinarians Association in collaboration with Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services.
In his keynote address, Dr BM Sunep, Chief AH and Veterinary Officer Mokokchung spoke on the importance and significance of World Veterinary Day and also highlighted on the response and role played by the department in the district during the outbreak of Covid-19.
Short speeches were delivered by Dr Sentitula IFS, DFO Mokokchung and Rev. Dr.A.Temjen Jamir, Principal CTC Aolijen.
Special dedicatory prayer for the day was pronounced by Rev. Dr. A. Temjen Jamir.
Kiphire: In commemoration of the World Veterinary Day, free anti-rabies vaccination camp was conducted under the theme ‘Veterinarians response to the Covid-19 crisis’, organized by Nagaland Veterinarians Association in collaboration with the Department of Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Services on April 24, at Veterinary Hospital, Kiphire.
Deputy Director, Veterinary Hospital, Kiphire read out the message conveyed by Nagaland Veterinarians Association president, Dr KN Zubemo Humtsoe on the occasion.
Many pets (dogs) availed free vaccine during the day long free vaccine camp.
(Page News Service)