Basanti Lama, who works as a village animal health worker in Nepal's Kathmandu Valley, treats a piglet. Heifer Project International trains villagers like Basanti Lama to heal animals because the country has a severe shortage of veterinarians.
Basanti Lama, who works as a village animal health worker in Nepal's Kathmandu Valley, treats a piglet. Heifer Project International trains villagers like Basanti Lama to heal animals because the country has a severe shortage of veterinarians.
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People in Nepal want their farm animals to get medical care, but there aren’t nearly enough vets around to provide it. So an American charity trains laypeople to take care of most animal ailments.

Reporter Peter Aronson spent a day with one of these animal health workers. He reports from a small village outside Katmandu.
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