Palampur : A team of veterinary scientists from CSK Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University organized eight infertility treatment camps in different parts of Pangi valley in Chamba distirct during the last three days. The camps were organized in collaboration with the Department of Animal Husbandry, H.P. at villages Saach, Takwas, Hudan Bhatori, Sahli, Mindhal and Killar, located at the altitude varying between 8000 to 11000 feet above mean sea level, under Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojna(RKVY) project to investigate status of infertility in bovines reared in tribal areas of Himachal Pradesh.
Prof. Madhumeet Singh, team leader, who is Dean Postgraduate Studies in the University and Head, Department of Veterinary Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Dr G.C.Negi College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences told that around 125 cows and ‘Churi’ (cross of cow and yak) were examined and treated in these camps, with the main emphasis to record reproductive abnormalities in milch animals reared by the farmers in the remote valley. The scientists collected blood samples to study their minerals, biochemical and hormonal profile and also genital discharge samples for detailed diagnosis of uterine infections. Faecal samples were also collected to study the parasitic load in animals in this area and their relationship with infertility. Free medicines were distributed to the farmers.
Prof. Madhumeet Singh told that his department is rendering specialized services to the farmers in different parts of the state for treatment of various reproductive disorders with an aim to reduce incidence of infertility. In the last 7 years, scientists have organized 274 infertility treatment camps under RKVY projects in diverse parts of H.P., including more than100 camps in tribal and other very remote locations. Area wise mapping of reproductive ailments through clinic-gynaecological examination, nutritional deficiencies through blood investigations, parasitic infestation responsible for reproduction problems and microflora (bacteria and fungi) responsible for uterine infections is being done. Prof H.K.Chaudhary, Vice-Chancellor has appreciated the team of veterinary scientists for serving the livestock keepers in less accessible and very remote areas of the State. The team included Dr. Pravesh Kumar and Vijay Rana also.