Indian Army veterinarians offer services in Malakal
United Nations peacekeepers from the Indian Army offered free veterinary treatment to animals in Malakal during a one-day event Wednesday, the peacekeeping mission announced in a press statement. A medical camp opened for the same day event saw 619 patients, offering minor surgical procedures, malaria testing, dental inspections and other services. The Veterinary Camp tended to over 163 cattle, poultry and other livestock.
The free veterinary camp was offered by the Indian Military Contingent (INDBATT-1) from the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). The contingent has an ongoing project to treat livestock with the assistance of local volunteers. According to UNMISS’ press statement, the Indian Army officers also provide theoretical and practical training to advanced students of veterinary medicine at Upper Nile University. The Veterinary Officers also de-worm cattle at the Upper Nile State University Cattle Yard.