ICAR-NRC on Mithun, Medziphema Nagaland conducted a “Technology Awareness cum Animal Health Camp and Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP) inputs distribution programme at Bakie village of Senapati district Manipur on 4th February, 2021.
During the camp, 30 numbers of mithun were brought to the site and vaccinated against FMD, HS and BQ diseases which are the major cause of mortality in mithun. As part of the Institute’s initiative to popularize semi-intensive mithun the Bakie mithun society were distributed barbed wires, CGI sheet, ear tags and applicator, bags, gumboots, raincoats and caps, from the Institute. Medicines in the form of mineral mixtures, anthelmintics, ointments and antibiotics were distributed to the farmers for the mithun welfare.
The scientists also had an interactive session with the mithun farmer’s and demonstrated the technique for tagging of ear tag to the mithun as an identification tools for better record keeping of individual animals and also to prevent the ownership dispute. A total of 100 farmers attended the programme.