Animal Health care and Breeding
Emergency Veterinary Services
With a view to provide health coverage to the milch animals of the farmer members of the Amreli districts, weekly veterinary mobile routes and emergency visit routes were initiated in 1982, and operated from Head quarter.
Later on in 1989, veterinary Animal Health Care services were further decentralized and weekly veterinary mobile routes were discontinued and the organization of veterinary micro Centres started for offering quick emergency veterinary health care services, wherein 60 to 70 DCSs falling within the radius of 15 kms from the centre, are covered under each veterinary microCentre. On each microCentre minimum two doctors are placed and equipped with motorbikes.
They receive the visit calls from these 60-70 villages and attend the same on the basis of seriousness of the case. The Amreli Dist. Co-op. Milk Producer’s Union was first to implement the veterinary microCentre concept, decentralizing the Animal Animal Health Care Services, to make the same faster and better.
All the Doctors are provided with the mobile telephone connection , ensuring their accessibility round the clock. The emergency visit calls are attended on an average within 4 hrs. of registration.
With the withdrawal of weekly mobile veterinary routes ,infrastructure for Veterinary First Aid Services at village level was strengthened and large nos. of village level first aid workers were trained to provide the First Aid Services to ailing animals at farmers’ door.
For the prevention and control of diseases like Foot & Mouth Disease , Hemorrhagic Septicemia , Black Quarter and Theilariasis , mass vaccination campaign arranged every year.
Mass vaccination against Foot & Mouth Disease :- A vaccination campaign is arranged once in a year usually during December-January and the animals are vaccinated by trained village level vaccinators under the supervision of Veterinary Doctors. The first vaccination is performed at the age of 3 months then booster dose of vaccine at the age of 6 months and then every year. Oil adjuvant vaccine is used.
For the prevention and control of Haemorrhagic Septicemia (HS) and Black Quarter (BQ) diseases ; District Animal Husbandry department(Govt. of Gujarat) arrange vaccination with the active support of field staff and Village Dairy Cooperative Societies, affiliated to the milk union. All the Crossbred cows are vaccinated against Theilariasis by the union veterinarians , as and when required.