LAHORE, Pakistan: In a bid to mark Eid-ul-Azha being celebrated on September 2 in Pakistan, faithful will slaughter 5 million goats, sheep and 0.2 to 0.3 million cattle across the Country.
Talking to the state-run news agency in Lahore on Thursday, Vice Chancellor of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore Professor Talat Naseer Pasha said that it is also an important event for the development of the national economy as it adds enormous boom to the economy of Pakistan every year which mainly benefits the poor and people from the lowest strata of the economy.
Regarding guidelines for purchase of animals, Professor Talat Naseer Pasha said the animals chosen for Qurbani should be healthy and free from any defects.
The UVAS Vice Chancellor said that animals should purchase in daylight as there are many disease conditions of animals which could not be detected by a common purchaser during night or low light.
Talking about the care during selection of animal regarding spread of Congo virus, he said that lack of care and reasonable facilities to accommodate quality care for livestock animals is one of the foremost reasons for the extensive spread of Congo virus.
Professor Pasha said that animal especially sacrificial animals which are being moved and procured from different animal markets of Pakistan should be closely monitored in order to control the spread of this disease.