Tiruchi Animal Husbandry Dept Provides Relief to Livestock Amidst Heatwave

The Animal Husbandry Department in Tiruchi district has filled water troughs and distributed guidance pamphlets to help livestock owners mitigate the impact of the heatwave. The department's efforts aim to prevent disease spread and mortality among animals, supporting the livelihoods of farmers and regional food security.

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Aqsa Younas Rana
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Tiruchi Animal Husbandry Dept Provides Relief to Livestock Amidst Heatwave

Tiruchi Animal Husbandry Dept Provides Relief to Livestock Amidst Heatwave

As the scorching summer heatwave grips Tiruchi district, the Animal Husbandry Department has stepped up efforts to provide relief to livestock brought in for examination and treatment at over 95 veterinary institutions. Acting on the direction of the district administration, the department has filled water troughs to quench the thirst of animals and repaired troughs that required maintenance.

Why this matters: The efforts of the Animal Husbandry Department to mitigate the impact of the heatwave on livestock are crucial in preventing the spread of diseases and reducing mortality rates among animals. This, in turn, can help maintain the livelihoods of farmers and the overall food security of the region.

In addition to providing water, the department is also distributing pamphlets to livestock owners at the village level, offering guidance on managing their animals and poultry during the sweltering summer months. The pamphlets contain information on identifying symptoms of heat stress in livestock, the frequency of watering, and the importance of tying salt licks in farm sheds.

The department's advisory also recommends installing water sprinklers within and on top of sheds to keep the environment cool for the animals. Planting fast-growing trees around the sheds is another suggestion to provide shade and reduce the impact of the scorching heat. Livestock owners are advised to graze their cows between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. to avoid the peak heat hours.

Tiruchi district boasts over 100 veterinary institutions, with water troughs established in more than 95 of them. The veterinary facilities are well-prepared to treat summer-related diseases in article. According to official figures, the district is home to over three lakh cattle and six lakh goats and sheep.

The Animal Husbandry Department's proactive measures to combat the heatwave's impact on livestock demonstrate their commitment to ensuring the well-being of animals in the district. By providing essential resources and guidance to livestock owners, the department aims to minimize the adverse effects of the scorching summer on the district's substantial animal population.

Key Takeaways

  • Tiruchi's Animal Husbandry Department fills water troughs to quench livestock thirst.
  • Department distributes pamphlets to livestock owners on heatwave management.
  • Advisory recommends water sprinklers, shade, and limited grazing hours.
  • Tiruchi has over 100 veterinary institutions, with 95 having water troughs.
  • Department's efforts aim to minimize heatwave impact on 3 lakh cattle and 6 lakh goats/sheep.