Avian Influenza spreads among ducks in Kerala

Avian Influenza spreads among ducks in Kerala

(Posted on 27 November 2014)  Rapid Response Teams of the Department of Animal Husbandry started culling of the dead birds in Alappuzha, Kottayam and Pathanamthitta districts. The culling process was reportedly delayed for want of Personnel Protection...
Zoonotic diseases: India among hotspots

Zoonotic diseases: India among hotspots

India finds a prime spot among countries with high incidences of zoonotic diseases, according to the new study by International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). More than fifty zoonoses are estimated to cause 2.5 billion cases of human illness and 2.7 million...
‘Mission Milk’: (Phase I) Launched

‘Mission Milk’: (Phase I) Launched

The first phase with an outlay of Rs. 2242 cr. is part of an ambitious 15-year-long National Dairy Plan with an estimated project cost of Rs. 17,300 crores. The credit support of Rs. 1584 cr, by the International Development Agency of World Bank, the GOI share of Rs....
100% FDI in Animal Husbandry sector

100% FDI in Animal Husbandry sector

The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Government of India has announced 100% Foreign Direct Investment in Animal Husbandry including breeding of dogs under controlled conditions. According to the ‘Consolidated FDI policy- Circular 1 of 2011’ released by...
India loses ‘Bird Flu Free’ status

India loses ‘Bird Flu Free’ status

A state-wide culling of ducks and chicken has been started in Agartala (Tripura, India). Culling and killing of birds are on the way within a radius of 3 kms from the government owned poultry farm where the bird-flu was reported. Transportation of poultry and poultry...
2011: World Veterinary Year

2011: World Veterinary Year

The year 2011 is proposed to be observed as ’World Veterinary Year’ to commemorate the founding of the first veterinary school in Lyon, France by Louis XV in 1761. The successful launch of this first veterinary school created the veterinary profession itself....