Mobile labs to save diminishing Marwadi breed of horses

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Hisar, Nov 27 (UNI) The number of Marwadi horses was falling at an alarming rate and the National Research Centre on Equines (NRCE) has set up a mobile team of experts to save the breed known for its speed and vigour, according to NRCE Director Dr S K Dwivedi.

''We have constituted a mobile team of experts which would soon tour Rajasthan to save this precious breed. A mobile laboratory will be provided to this special team of doctors,'' Dr Dwiwedi said while interacting with reporters on the occasion of 22nd establishment day today of the centre.

The Marwadi breed was an excellent combination of smart looks, speed, strength and docility. ''The male horses are numbered in Rajasthan now and we are concerned over their decreasing number,'' he stressed.

The mobile team of experts will provide the farmers free insemination facililty for this purpose. One Marwadi horse costs minimum rupees one lakh and its price could go up to rupees five lakh, according to its qualities, the Director informed.

''NRCE is paying special attention to wipe out glanders, a dreaded disease of equine, from the country,'' Dr Dwivedi added.

Meanwhile, special equestrian feats and sessions for stable and cattle owners to impart latest information regarding common diseases and their treatment, were held on the occasion.

UNI

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