SASRD conducts awareness on swine vaccination

    Officials of ICAR–AICRP along with the pig farmers pose for a photograph after an awareness programme on Classical Swine Fever in Sechü Zubza village.

    In an effort to spread safe and effective vaccine for the prevention and control of Classical Swine Fever (CSF), the ICAR–AICRP on Pig, Nagaland Centre, department of Livestock Production and Management, SASRD:NU, conducted an awareness programme on importance of swine vaccination through the month of December 2022 to January 2023.

    With CSF affecting huge pig population in Nagaland, the AICRP led by associate professor, Dr. M Catherine Rutsa, informed the pig farmers in the state to get their pigs (preferably the breeding stock) vaccinated against Classical Swine Fever as preventive measure before the onset of monsoon and outbreak becomes uncontrollable.

    An update from SASRD informed that a total of 550 pigs were vaccinated against Classical Swine Fever during January including 231 pigs belonging to 55 farmers, 10 pigs from Sirhima, 82 from Sechu Zubza and 227 pig from in and around the campus.

    The ICAR–AICRP on Pig also held an off campus ‘piggery self-help group exchange programme’ on December 12, 2022, in Sechu Zubza with the flower grower community.

    Technical sessions on pig diseases, pig manure benefits and their usage were also conducted along with demonstrations. An exposure trip for pig farmers was also undertaken to the adopted villages to improve the farm working efficiency.     

    It mentioned that the vaccines for Classical Swine Flu were provided by the department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services.

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