Udaiyar is a farmer in a village called Sevelkulam. He has 18 goats which are the basis of his household income.
He used to have a much larger herd but 30 of his goats died three years ago of goat plague and life was very difficult for him and his family.
Udaiyar has been attending our quarterly veterinary camps for the past two years. Now his goats are immunised against many diseases including goat plague and de-wormed. It costs him R.5 per goat.
Since he’s been attending the vet camps, Udaiyar has noticed a dramatic improvement in his livestock. He said: “There has been no deaths and my goats have very good body weight gain.”