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Army holds veterinary camp in border village of Ladakh

A defence spokesman said on Friday that considering the hardship faced by the villagers and to assist the community members, units of the Uniform Force under the aegis of the Fire and Fury Corps conducted the veterinary camp at Koyul in coordination with civil administration under ‘Op Sadbhavana’.

Statesman News Service | New Delhi |

The Fire and Fury Corps of the Indian Army conducted a veterinary camp at the Koyul village near the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China in the Union Territory of Ladakh.

A defence spokesman said on Friday that considering the hardship faced by the villagers and to assist the community members, units of the Uniform Force under the aegis of the Fire and Fury Corps conducted the veterinary camp at Koyul in coordination with civil administration under ‘Op Sadbhavana’.

Koyul is a border village located at an altitude of nearly 13800 feet. The livelihood of people of the Koyul village is mainly dependent upon rearing of livestock. However, the area is deprived of basic veterinary facilities.

The camp organised free distribution of veterinary medicine and veterinary guidance to ensure better health of the livestock.

An Indian Army veterinary team carried out treatment of 32 goats, 17 cattles and 15 dogs of the village. The aid provided included feed supplements, appetisers, dewormers etc and treatment of some common diseases such as Bovine viral disease, cutaneous infections and wound dressing.

An awareness lecture on prevention of spread of contagious diseases and lumpy skin disease was also organised for grazier community of the area.

The government veterinary doctor and community members of the village assisted the Indian Army team in successful conduct of veterinary camp and commended their efforts.