Veterinary scientists from CSKHPAU organize infertility camps in remote villages of Chamba

A team of veterinary scientists from CSK Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University organized eleven infertility camps in remote villages of distinct Chamba recently. The camps were organized under Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojna (RKVY) project in collaboration with H.P state Animal Husbandry department at Bharmour, Holi (Bharmour Sub-division), Masroond, Koti, Kiyani (Chamba Sub-division), Kihar (Salooni Sub-division), Sural, Takwas, Karyas, Saach and Kumar (Pangi Sub-division) villages of District Chamba in the last one week.

Principal Investigator of the project Prof. Madhumeet Singh, Team leader, told that around 150 cows, yaks and their crosses suffering from infertility problems were examined and treated in these camps. The scientists collected uterine discharge samples from infertile cows to study the infections causing reproductive diseases. Blood samples were also collected from these animals to study minerals, biochemical and hormonal profile for detailed diagnosis of diseases and also to study the causes of abortions in cows of these areas. Free medicines were distributed to the farmers.

Prof. Madhumeet Singh also told that total 146 infertility treatment camps have been organized in all parts of Himachal Pradesh under this project and will continue in next year also as similar project worth Rs. 25.00 lakh has been sanctioned to the department under RKVY. Other team members included Dr. Pravesh Kumar, Mr. Manoj Negi, Mr. Vijay Rana and Mr. Rakesh Kumar from Department of Veterinary Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Dr. G.C. Negi College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences.
Prof. Ashok Kumar Sarial, Vice-Chancellor, has appreciated the veterinary scientists for serving the farmers by organizing infertility camps in remote and less accessible areas.