A free veterinary clinic has been established by Sindh Agriculture University (SAU), Tandojam, to treat cattle from flood-affected areas.
The doctors at the makeshift medical camp that was erected last week in front of the Faculty of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Sciences (AH&VS) close to Hyderabad-Mirpur Khas Road were given medications by the provincial government’s Department of Livestock Animal Husbandry.
SAU’s Vice-Chancellor (VC), Dr. Fateh Marri, has tasked a team of veterinary experts led by Chairman of the Department of Surgery, Professor Dr. Ahmed Nawaz Tunio, to run its operations.
“Hundreds of animals have been diagnosed and treated so far,” according to the director of the Livestock Animal Husbandry Wing, at the camp.
In rural areas of Hyderabad Taluka, among other flood-affected areas, Dr. Tunio stated, “We are diagnosing and treating the animals of the affected farmers and villagers who have migrated from those areas,” adding that the vets had discovered the presence of skin diseases and pneumonia among the animals.
VC “We are assisting our brothers in this tough moment, and we have to deal with this situation together while our professionals provide their services to prevent potential infections in animals, and so far, a big number of animals have been treated,” Marri said.
Other news includes the recovery of a stranded crocodile from Shaheed Benzairabad district on Sunday and its release into its habitat in the Deh Akhro-II wildlife sanctuary in the same district, according to Jawed Mehr, a representative of the Sindh Wildlife Department.
The department also saved three Indus Dolphins earlier this month, two of which were stranded in the Rohri canal and one in the rice canal near Larkana. They were safely returned to the Indus River, where they will thrive.