Thursday, January 20, 2011

Ambulance service for animals

Bidar: The Karnataka Veterinary, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries Sciences University will start an ambulance service for animals on Monday during the convocation programme.

The Dhanvantari ambulance will have hydraulic equipment for lifting animals. It will have facilities to keep the animal stable for a few hours till the ambulance reaches the nearest veterinary hospital. Each ambulance will cost Rs. 18.5 lakh. They will carry essential medicines, a refrigerator, oxygen and a bed for small animals. Farmers can avail themselves of the services at a nominal fee.

The ambulance will also serve as a mobile veterinary clinic. Trained staff will try to provide on-the-spot treatment to animals, unless the disease or injury is of a serious nature. The service is available for both cattle and pet animals. As of now, the ambulance services will be available at Bangalore, Bidar and Shimoga.

Source: The Hindu