KATHMANDU:- The Kathmandu Metropolitan City has launched a health screening drive of goats and sheep imported to Kathmandu district from various parts of the country for Dashain festival. The Department of Livestock Services and the Veterinary Hospital and Livestock Service Expert Center based in Bagmati Province are collaborating for the health examination of livestock. The health screening aims to provide healthy meat to the people, the KMC sources said.
A goat or sheep screened healthy and fit for its flesh consumption during the examination is coloured with green on its horn. A goat with its horn coloured red is meant unhealthy and not fit for consumption.
Two separate teams assigned to carry out health screening have been mobilised for the task. One of them works from 7.00 am to 12.00 pm and another from 12.00 pm to 5.00 pm until October 13, the eighth day of Dashain festival, said KMC’s senior vet doctor Abadhesh Jha. In general, goats and sheep brought from various places to Kathmandu for the festival have been stored in the areas, including Kalanki, Thapathali, Tukucha and Balaju.
The health screening drive will also take place at Lagankhel in Lalitpur district, Lokanthali and Sallaghari in Bhaktapur, Ranga Bazaar at Chalnakhel and Chandragiri.
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