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Ludhiana, August 20, 2019 (Akash Sharma): Monsoon season is prone for natural calamities such as heavy rainfall and disasters like floods. Floods and excessive humidity increases the chance of snake bites, so weed and grass nearby the shed should be cut. In flood like situations, keep in mind the area where animals are to be shifted. Calves or small animals need special care. The poor conditioned old/temporary/sheds should be avoided to house the animals in this season. The information was shared by Dr. D S Malik, HoD Livestock Production and Management of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana. The chances of stray voltage during rainy season in animal sheds are common. The most common signs of exposure to stray voltage may be – restlessness and decreased feed water intake. Check the roofs and surroundings for seepage of rain water in the shed. Keep floor of the shed dry and clean to prevent skin diseases and environmental Mastitis.

Butchers/floor level workers of meat industry during training programme
Butchers/floor level workers of meat industry
during training programme
Ludhiana, August 13, 2019 (Akash Sharma): Department of Livestock Products Technology Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana organised five day Hands-on-training programme on ‘Hygienic Meat Production and Value Addition’, for the butchers/floor level workers of meat industry with an intention to safe guard the health of the meat consumers of Ludhiana by way of hygienic, wholesome, clean meat production. Dr. Manish Kumar Chatli, HoD of Livestock Products Technology informed that Directorate of Extension Education, GADVASU has sponsored this training programme under Rashtriya Krishi Vigyan Yojana (RKVY), Govt of India for the benefits of Schedule caste/Schedule Tribes. This course content of training programme included scientific slaughtering and dressing methods, “Do’s & Don’t” of meat handling, personal hygiene, disposal, utilization of byproducts and development of value added meat products. The experts discussed about meat standards and legal regulations for setting up a meat shop.

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