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Animal Welfare

Raj Saubhag Ashram has its own Cow Shelter and also works alongside Panjrapoles (Animal Welfare Shelters) in Gujarat to help in sustainable and ethical animal welfare.

Veterinary Treatment Camp

A free veterinary treatment camp was held in Sayla by Raj Saubhag Ashram in partnership with Surendranagar Zilla Panchayat (Animal Care branch) and Sayla Mahajan Panjrapole in January 2014. Farmers and villagers brought many thousands of their animals to seek the expertise of the 9 veterinary physicians and 12 animal welfare professionals. Cows, calves, buffaloes, sheep, goats and dogs were all treated fee of charge.

A total of 2120 sheep and goats along with 310 cows and buffaloes were vaccinated against worms and parasites. Vaccinations are expensive and most farmers struggle to manage this. Foot-and-mouth disease is an infectious and fatal viral disease affecting cloven-hoofed animals. A total of 2432 cows and buffaloes were vaccinated to safeguard them against this disease.

Skilled veterinary surgeons performed12 major and minor surgical operations at the camp. One cow underwent a surgical resection of a cancerous horn and made a remarkable recovery. The physicians treated many general and gynaecological ailments including joint arthritis, fevers and mastitis (udder infection in cows).

Farmers were also given educational workshops on the importance and benefits of vaccinations, the latest medical treatments available and how to look after their animals optimally.