FSF India – Visit to Trichy and TB testing

FSF India students take break form TB testing to visit temple in Trichy

Bovine TB is a large problem in India both in cows and people. The situation is alarming because of the “no-slaughter of cattle” policy in India. Additionally, given the scarce resources in the state, there is a tendency to keep animals with a long production life without culling, increasing their chance of bTB spread.  Researchers at Madras Veterinary College are working on developing and implementing new screening tests/strategies to help farmers mange bTB in their farms.  The FSF India Students visited the village of Trichy (short for something unpronounceable:) and helped faculty administer, read and interpret skin tests for bTB.   While in Trichy, they also took time to visit some of the beautiful temples in the region.

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