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In order to combat the possible adverse effects of low monsoon, Central Institute for Research on Buffaloes, Hisar is organising a series of workshop with State animal Husbandry Department on management of animals during low monsoon.  Two workshops one at Fatehabad and one at Sirsa have been organized on 18th and 21st July 2014, respectively. A group of scientists led by Director, Dr Inderjeet Singh discussed the strategies on livestock management with field Veterinary Surgeons in case draught like situation prevails in the nearby areas.


Director briefed the veterinarians about steps that can be taken up to minimize the production loss and maintenance of livestock health as preparedness on draught. Scientists discussed with veterinarians on nutrition especially enhancing nutritive value of poor quality feed and fodder under stress conditions, use of tree leaves or other plants as fodders. They also discussed to avoid feeding of stunted sorghum during draught which causes cyanide poisoning in livestock due to cyanogenic glycosides (amygdalin). Reproduction and health management strategies were also suggested by the scientists. This workshop was part of activities Central Institute for Research on Buffaloesis taking up for interactions with field functionaries. During these workshops scientists will interact with Field Veterinary Surgeons in adjoining districts of Haryana and Rajasthan during the monthly meetings at Sirsa, Fatehabad, Bhiwani, Hisar, Narnaul (Mahendargarh), Rewari, Jhajjar in Haryana and Hanumangarh, Jhunjhanu, Churu and Sri Ganganagar.


The Institute is suggesting advisories and services to farmers through website, pamphlets, telephone, mass media and by organising twelve“Weekly Drought Advisory Camps” scheduled from July to Sept 2014 in more prone areas of Haryana and Rajasthan for face-to-face interaction with farmers.


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